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Cycling champions conquer 100mile circuit

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Cycling champions conquer 100mile circuit

5th August 2013


In honour of last year’s 2012 London Olympics, Prudential RideLondon took place this weekend. Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, RideLondon was a world-class cycling event, which compelled Anchor House staff members Derek, Malik, James and Jamie through a gruelling 25 mile ride each, in an effort to raise money for the Home and Hope Appeal.

The 100 mile challenge took place on Sunday 4th of August, starting at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, following the Olympic route all the way to Surrey (where they were destined to tackle the arduous Box Hill circuit!) and finishing back in London where the last member of the team was cheered on by the thousands along The Mall. Giving it their all to complete the strenuous challenge, the team finished in with a respectable time of 06:41:05 and raised a total of £780 in donations!

Despite the fact that RideLondon has concluded, it is still possible for you to show your support and enable the team to raise more money towards the cost of building 25 move on flats. This accommodation will be built on the Anchor House site, and aims to help smooth the transition for residents making the move into independent living. To make a donation, please visit their JustGiving page here:

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, and to those of you who plan to now. Your kind donations will help us tackle homelessness at its roots and provide support for the vulnerable in East London.

Once again our congratulations go to our cyclist heroes Derek, Malik, James and Jamie setting an example for others!

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