Star-studded cycling team sign up to ride for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
23 Feb 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Stars from the world of sport and television are encouraging people to join them and sign up to be part of a team of over 700 riders taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 29 July for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Great British Bake-Off winner, 2017 Sophie Faldo, former Olympian Sally Gunnell OBE and broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan have all signed up to take part in the cycle for GOSH Charity, the official charity for this year’s event.
Cyclists of all abilities are encouraged to sign up to Team GOSH at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and help raise money to support seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at GOSH. The route takes in some of London’s finest and most iconic landmarks.
Sophie Faldo said: “I recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital and have seen first-hand how GOSH Charity helps to transform the lives of children, and their families.
“As well as baking, one of my big passions in life is cycling, and I can’t wait to ride around the picturesque roads of London and Surrey to raise money for this fantastic charity.”
Sally Gunnell said: “I’m thrilled to be cycling alongside fellow Team GOSH riders. With summer approaching, I encourage all cyclists, regardless of ability, to sign up, have fun, train together and take part in a ride which helps make a real difference to children and their families.”
Dermot Murnaghan said: “It’s going to be such an inspiring day seeing everyone come together and cycle 100 miles for GOSH Charity which is such a brilliant cause.”
Money raised at this year’s event will help to fund new, vital parent and family accommodation which helps to provide ‘a home away from home’ for parents and carers, so that they can stay close to their child whilst they receive acute care at the hospital.
The route will be starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and heading out through the capital towards the stunning countryside and leg-busting hills of Surrey, before returning to London to the Finish Line in the spectacular setting of The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
Tim Johnson, Chief Executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity says: “We are delighted that GOSH Charity is the official charity for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 this year. Help us to make this the best year yet and sign up to take part and raise much needed funds to support the hospital.”
Cyclists can join Team GOSH for just £35, and in return will receive a GOSH team cycle jersey, tailored training, and top tips from our cycling champion, Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton, on how to prepare ahead of the event. Our team will also provide support and first-class fundraising ideas on how you can spin through spring in preparation for this summer’s ride.
To sign up to take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, please visit www.gosh.org/prudentialridelondon