Congratulations to our 12 wonderful cyclists who took part in RideLondon on Sunday 2nd August to raise money for people with disabilities and mental health needs.

It was an early start, but for those cyclists who had taken part in 2014, the lack of rain certainly helped.

We set up the United Response cheer station in Kingston-upon-Thames, but didn’t have long to wait as two of our cyclists whizzed through before 7.30am! The crowd were in high spirits all day, playing music and singing along. It was inspiring to watch our cyclists ride through Kingston on the way out to Surrey, and on the way in, and we were lucky enough to catch a few at the finish line!

A huge thank you to our riders

On behalf of United Response, I would like to say a massive thank you to all of our cyclists; Chris China, Dave Cox, Diane Lightfoot, Jade Smith, James Smith, Jeff Thurgood, Joe Mercer, John-Paul Salter, Jon Mackinney, Michael Carpenter, Tom Maingay, and Winston Matthews.

We'd also like to make a special mention to:

  • Winston Matthews for his support with the pre-drinks reception, and his generous invitation to our cyclists to enjoy a burger and a beer after the event
  • Dave Cox, who got his own place in the RideLondon ballot, but chose to fundraise for United Response, and
  • Chris China, who cycled 100 miles in just 4 hours and 18 minutes – very impressive! 

What an inspiring team of individuals! Here are some photo highlights:

View more photos on our Facebook page.

RideLondon for United Response in 2016

The RideLondon ballot opens Monday 10th August. Register today to secure yourself a place in Team United Response and get an early bird discount!

And if you’re lucky in the ballot, you can still be part of our team as an own cyclist with no minimum sponsorship target!

Register for RideLondon 2016

Natalie Millbank, community and events fundraiser.