MyRideLondon reopens as participants raise funds for Salvation Army
published on 20 Jul 2020
We are looking for people to use pedal power to raise vital funds for The Salvation Army as RideLondon opens.
The 2020 Prudential RideLondon will now see the event take a virtual form, Prudential MyRideLondon, and you can sign up to one of four challenges; 19 miles, 46 miles 100 miles or any distance over 1 km. You can use any form of self-propelled wheels from bicycles and scooters to skateboards, trikes or even roller skates.
The virtual event will take place on Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16, via an app and is free to enter for all ages with money raised for the church and charity going to our vital work across the UK.
Fundraisers like James Hook from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, have adapted to the fundraising challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic in order to raise much needed funds for The Salvation Army.
James took on a virtual bike challenge last month from the comfort of his own home. He cycled the ascends and descends equivalent of Mount Everest on an indoor smart trainer. He cumulatively cycled the elevation of 8,848 metres, using virtual training tool Zwift.
To register for Prudential MyRideLondon Free Cycle visit www.myridelondon.co.uk and a minimum of 1 km must be travelled for the app to successfully track.
RideLondon would normally involve pedalling around eight miles of traffic-free roads in central London but was cancelled in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. However the revamped virtual challenge will now see fundraisers once again saddle up to raise much needed funds for charity.