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Cycling heroes raise thousands for young victims of crime

They completed the gruelling 100 mile route through London and Surrey – successfully raising thousands of pounds to help children across the UK recover from serious crime. 

‘Team Embrace’ saw 19 fund-raisers taking part in the annual Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 road race on Sunday – an iconic sporting event taking in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks and stunning views of the Surrey Hills.  

Representing Embrace CVoC in this year were: Laura Elsey,  Charlie Mowforth, Phil Roussel, Jacques McEneaney, Vince McEneaney,  Andrew Evans, Chris Taylor, Jim Strother, Sean Dowd, Sam Pedder, Daniel Shapland, Andrew White, Harry Taylor, Richard Parkes, Roland Ward, Tony Smith, Joe Kirk, Adrian Pilbeam and Luke Glendenning. 

Wearing our eye-catching Embrace cycling jerseys, our riders set off in waves from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through London to Surrey’s stunning countryside before returning to the capital to finish in spectacular style on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

The atmosphere in Green Park was electric as, one by one, we welcomed our cycling heroes back from the epic trip. 

Chris Taylor from Leicestershire was first in with an impressive time of 04:42, followed closely by Roland Ward from St Ives Cycling Club.

Chief Executive Anne Campbell and Fundraising Manager Chloe Raw were there to cheer the team along. Speaking after the event, Digital Forensic Examiner from Surrey Police Laura Elsey said: “The Prudential Ride 100 was an amazing event. It was tough but supporting Embrace CVoC gave me that extra push to complete the 100 miles”

“I work in the field of Forensics and see first hand the aftermath of many scenes of serious crime – knowing there is a charity out there to help children and young people is a great comfort. I couldn’t have been prouder to help support and raise money for such a valuable charity.”

More than 25,000 cyclists took part in this years Ride London Event – and together with every peddle our 2019 cycling heroes raised over £6,800 for children and families affected by life-changing crime.

Anne Campbell said: “All our riders have done a terrific  job and were so proud of them and what they have achieved. Every peddle of the way, our cyclists were raising pounds to help us help children whose lives have been devastated by serious crime. We’re grateful for their support.”

The funds raised will help provide the support needed to help children and families better cope, move on and fulfil their life’s potential after suffering trauma due to serious crime. 

Charity places are available for the 2020 Prudential Ride London Surrey – 100  Event. Click here to register your place today.

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