The RFU Injured Players Foundation is delighted to announce that a team of 20 brave Rugby Riders raised an incredible £18,000 for the IPF by completing the 100 mile Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 race on Sunday.
On a day where the weather was good throughout, the crowds lined the winding route from the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park out to Box Hill in Surrey, and back to the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace on the Mall. With riders of all different abilities taking part, from semi-pro riders and regular cyclists to first timers, the day was a fantastic celebration of cycling as riders raced through closed streets for the entire race on the same route as the London 2012 Olympic Games Road Race and with the elite riders following them later in the day.
Our team of Rugby Riders had travelled from all corners of England to take part, from Cornwall up to Northumberland and all flew past the IPF cheer point in Wimbledon in great spirits wearing their IPF cycling tops as they approached their final hill climb of the day.
A big thank you and congratulations to everyone in our team of 2016 Ride London Rugby Riders for their efforts in training and fundraising, you truly did us proud!
Interested in taking part in the Prudential Ride London 2017? Click here for more information on the race and to register for the IPF Team.