Prudential Ride London 100 2016Sounds great right? Well it is, but I’d like to get serious for a few moments, if that’s OK? We’ve seen a lot of traumatic events take place in 2015 with so much sadness and heart ache affecting so many innocent lives all over the world. The media has been filled with images of parents and children fleeing their homes, seeking asylum and in far too many cases, not making it to safety. We’ve seen wars, terrorism, natural disasters…so many different events in one year where children’s lives have been severely impacted.So, here’s how you can help whilst also cycling in one of the best UK rides.

Taking place on 31 July 2016, the Prudential Ride London 100 is a cycling race like no other. It brings an opportunity to ride from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and cycle through 100 miles of closed roads, weaving through the capital and into Surrey’s beautiful countryside. This is a route made famous by some of the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics and if you’re looking for leg-testing climbs and something awesome to train for in 2016 that can make a real difference to the lives of so many children, this is the ride for you!

Ordinary Cycling Girl has teamed up with the amazing children’s charity Unicef UK who work tirelessly to help protect children in danger all over the world. We’re living in uncertain times and so many innocent children’s lives are at risk. There really is no better time to show your support and help ensure that Unicef can continue the important work they do.

PRudential Ride London 100 2016 Unicef

So, Unicef are looking for people to join their team, which means you get to be a part of this fantastic ride whilst also supporting their wonderful work. Unicef will help you with training and with fundraising; plus they will be there on the day to cheer you on!

By deciding to take on the Prudential Ride London 100 2016 and by raising the £600 sponsorship target, your efforts will make the following very important changes to children’s lives possible:

  • Unicef UK provide 80 per cent of the world’s life saving emergency foods.
  • You could protect 5000 children from Polio – that’s incredible isn’t it!
  • Also incredible, is that you could provide not one but two communities with clean drinking water.
  • Unicef work to keep children safe in 190 countries. That’s a lot of children’s lives you will be making a difference to.

So here’s how to register to cycle the Prudential Ride London 100 2016 for team Unicef UK:

There is a registration fee of just £30 and a fundraising target of £600.

It all takes place on 31 July 2016, so be sure to add the date to your diaries so you can plan your fundraising and your training!

You can sign up here. When you register, please let Unicef know that you heard about the event from meand they’ll send you a special team pack! (there’s a section asking you how you heard about the event. Please add in ‘Ordinary Cycling Girl blog’ in that section).

Sign up today for biking and set yourself a brilliant challenge for later in 2016. Let me know in the comments below if you’re taking part. With your support Unicef can protect millions of vulnerable children around the world. What a great feeling to start 2016 with, knowing you will be helping so many children the world over.