This weekend, brave cyclists are taking on 100 miles for The Big Issue Foundation at the Prudential Ride London. Following the route made famous by the 2012 Olympics, the ride takes cyclists from scenic roads to gruelling hills and all to raise vital funds for The Big Issue Foundation.
The event showcases the capital as part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London and, along with benefitting many incredible causes, the event opens London’s roads to cyclists of all abilities through the opportunity to cycle in central London traffic-free! Since 2013, the event has raised over a staggering £66million for charities across the UK. Team TBIF has already raised over £1,500 and they haven’t even taken to the saddle yet.
Joining the team for the 3rd time is TBIF supporter Mike Levett. In 2017, Mike described in his blog what it is about the event that keeps him coming back for more:
“As usual the crowds through the towns and villages despite the overcast skies were out in their thousands giving raucous encouragement to all the thousands of fast and slow cyclists giving their all for various charities.”
The money raised by our incredible team will ensure that more Big Issue vendors, like star of our recent newsletter Michael, can have the support they need to rebuild their lives.
“I was completely shut off and The Big Issue has helped me become myself again. I’ve found new things about myself and with the support of the Foundation I’ve been able to slowly go on this journey and find my own path.”