On Sunday, Trevor Miles, whose wife Anne volunteers with Step and daughter was positively impacted by our work whilst she was at school, took part in the Ride London 100, raising money for Step. Everyone at Step thanks Trevor and also those who sponsored him. Here is a short summary from Trevor about his experience:
In summary it was brilliant! Closed roads, no traffic, no rain, a great route through the City and West End before heading down to Surrey and those hills! People sitting outside their houses cheering you on and offering water by the roadside. There was also a friendly atmosphere among the participants, many of whom, like me, seemed to be doing it for the first time. I was far enough back to be away from the sharp competitive end of the event but did my fair share of 'reeling-in' those who had gone before me as the day went on. The hill training paid-off as I didn't have too much difficulty with any of the hills, in fact most people seemed to manage them. There was also the 'peleton' effect of being part of a large group that enabled you to go considerably faster than normal, which was quite exhilarating.
If there was a downside, it was the crashes - there seemed to be more of them than anyone could recall from previous years and this meant waiting in the road while an ambulance or medical team got to the affected rider and sorted them out. Of the 8 hours 11 mins 54 secs I spent on the course, about 1.5 hours was spent standing waiting for these unfortunate mishaps to be sorted out. The photo above was at the Alzheimer's 'after party', as I also raised money for them thanks to my 'out of St Albans' friends and colleagues.
With your very generous support I raised £585 for Step. Additionally I raised about another £335 for the Alzheimer's society. Just Giving say that 20% of donations are made after the event, so if any of you were planning to support, the link is here and the account is still open! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/trevor-miles3
For anyone who fancies doing it next year, the ballot for places has just opened!
THANK YOU and over and out.