We would like to say a massive thank you to our 11 cyclists who cycled 86 miles in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday to raise vital funds for United Response.

Our brave cyclists took on the elements, with heavy rain and winds testing even the hardiest cyclist after remnants of Hurricane Bertha swept across the nation. Such was the extreme nature of the weather that the race organisers had to cut 14 miles of the route in Surrey because conditions were too dangerous.

However, our cyclists were undeterred, starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, and travelling through some torrential rain in central and south west London before entering Surrey, when the sun intermittently made a welcome appearance! They then cycled back into London and completed their ride at the grand stand finish along The Mall.

They were cheered on by a team of United Response supporters at our cheering station in Kingston-upon-Thames, south-west London and supporters included Siobhan from our Teddington  service and former paralympic swimmer Fran Williamson who came down all the way from Cambridge to cheer! For more photos of the day, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedResponse

Each cyclist took part to raise £600 to help United Response’s work supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to really improve their quality of life and make change for the better.

The magnificent eleven cyclists are listed below. You can make a difference too by sponsoring our cyclists on their Virgin Money Giving pages below. Any donation would be much appreciated!

Mark Schueler, fundraising officer.