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RideLondon

This year Little People UK are lucky to have 10 riders in the 2018 Prudential Ride London, taking part in the London-Surrey100. 

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is to take place on 29th July 2018 and is a 100 mile cycle ride around a specially designed route in London. There is a time limit of 8 hours to complete this event. More official information from the Prudential Ride London can be found here - https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/100/

Below are the 2018 riders for LPUK (the list will be completed over time)

 

Richard Bannister

Hi, I'm Richard Bannister and I shall be cycling the Ride London-Surrey 100 in aid of LPUK. 

I have run various marathons over time including Dublin - twice, Edinburgh - twice, Nottingham, Chester and London along with numerous half marathons, 10k's, 5k's and also a couple of kilomarathons too! 

I'm a serving firefighter for Humberside Fire Service stationed in Grimsby, Lincolnshire  and I enjoy my job immensely. It certainly brings up many surprises as no two days are ever the same! But probably the best part of the job I do is helping people in so many different ways, being there when someone needs our help. 

I have a great family life with my lovely wife Lisa and our lovely son, Joseph. We love to go walking and camping and generally try to have fun as much as possible. 

I'm really looking forward to raising the awareness of Little People UK by undertaking this challenge and will hopefully see some of you during and after the race.

 

Richard Greenwood 

Hi All, I’m Richard and am delighted to be taking part in Ride London.

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Sammy Davis and her incredible family over the last couple of years and it is through our friendship that I’ve been inspired to get on my bike and help raise money for LPUK.

I enjoy cycling but am no expert or used to riding long distances. I took part in the shorter 49k Ride London last year which I found to be ok. Just got to do that twice this time!

 

Gareth Bussey

Hi I’m Gareth and this will be my third time in the Ride-London 100 and my third charity entry. I raised a small amount for LPUK on a separate event in 2016, the 117 mile Wrynose or Bust ride in Lancashire and Cumbria. I’ve known Sam and Warwick for many years, we’re related through marriage, and I wanted to do something to help them with the great work LPUK carries out.

My initial plan was to try for a ballot place and then get sponsorship along the way but that soon changed after I suggested the guys try for a few places in the charity ballot. As they were then successful in getting 10 places it seemed natural that I take one of the places and help fill the others.

The ride on the day will be the end product of months of training for all of us. 100 miles in under 8.5 hours on the day is a big ask but behind the scenes there will be 3,4 or even 5 months of shorter rides building up hours in the saddle.

So if you’re free on the 29th of July come down to London for a day out, see if you can spot our guys on the route and give them a cheer.

 

Davina Mcmurdo 

hoping to be able to run the London Marathon this year, but didn't get in and thank goodness as my fitness is not as it should be.

I was looking for a new challenge, and as I know Sammy through helping to train the lovely Sherlock I thought the 100 mile would be a great opportunity to try something new.

LPUK is a little known charity and it would be great to be able to help raise awareness and funds for them.

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