Nightriders pedal through London to raise money for Village Water
CYCLISTS peddled through the night, riding around central London to raise money for Village Water.
A group of 19 fundraisers set off at midnight on June 4, on a 102km circuit taking in key landmarks of the capital.
Among them was Village Water director Clare Wearden, who completed the course on a tandem with her friend Julian.
The route took them past Tower Bridge, across Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster and Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park.
“It’s not a race really, people go at different paces. Quite a lot of people do training, but if anything the training is about staying awake during the night,” said Clare.
“People generally enjoyed it, we have had a lot of good feedback,” she added.
The group set off together at midnight but crossed the finish line at different times from 7.15am to 8.30am.
“Strangely, while we were setting up in the car park we saw a guy on a penny farthing – but he wasn’t even taking part, so we told him to come next year,” she added.
It is the second year that Village Water has taken part in the event. Last year £7282 was raised – including an auction of bikes and equipment by one of our corporate sponsors Today’s Group.
You can still donate to Clare via her JustGiving page here. (Don’t forget the Gift Aid!)
For press and media enquiries please contact Clare Wearden or Rachel Cooper on 01743 241563