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Prudential RideLondon cyclists raise record amount for charity

Published: 30 December 2016

Local and national charities benefit from Prudential RideLondon

Over the last five years amateur cyclists taking part in Prudential RideLondon have raised more than £53 million for local and national charities. The fundraising total for 2017 alone was £12.75 million, which is a new European record for a cycling event, beating last year's record of £12 million.

2017 saw 23,438 cyclists finish the 100 mile route starting in London and making its way through the Surrey countryside before finishing back in the capital along the Mall. A further 4,407 riders took part in the shorter Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 event.

This year also saw Britain’s first ever UCI WorldTour event as the world’s top male cycling professionals raced through the Surrey Hills to London in the Prudential RideLondon Classic race. Many riders were fresh from a stint in the Tour de France the week before and the green jersey winner Michael Matthews finished third but the eventual winner was Alexander Kristoff with Magnus Cort Nielsen in second place.

2018 100 mile ballot for riders now open

If you'd like to take on the 100 mile challenge in 2018 you can enter the ballot which is open until Friday 5 January or until 80,000 entries have been received. Visit Prudential RideLondon’s website to sign up, or to find out more about the events.

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