Greenhouse Sports and Sir Bradley Wiggins help launch new Prudential RideLondon event
On 22 March, Greenhouse Sports participants attended a launch event for the new Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 mile event with Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Lee Valley Velopark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Along with meeting the cycling legend himself, attendees had the chance to test out the Velopark’s outdoor road track and take part in an exclusive Q&A with Bradley Wiggins, where he imparted words of wisdom on overcoming obstacles to succeed. This was a fantastic day for everyone involved and thanks especially goes to coaches Chris, Matthew and Fe for helping out.
See full details about the partnership with Prudential below and book your place to join us for this exciting cycling event today.
Prudential launches charitable partnerships for RideLondon 2016
Through these initiatives, beneficiaries from each of the three charities will be provided with practical, tangible support to take part in these exciting events. Prudential will provide training as well as the opportunity to take part in employability and coaching workshops with a range of business people and athletes.
Mike Wells, Prudential’s Group Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted we are expanding Team Prudential to include these new partnerships with Greenhouse Sports, Teach First and the Invictus Games Foundation. These important partnerships will play a positive role in tackling social exclusion and educational inequality in London and supporting veterans in their rehabilitation. I’d like to wish all the riders the very best of luck and I look forward to being there on July 31 to cheer them on.”
Michael de Giorgio, Greenhouse Sports’ Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our partnership with Prudential through this new initiative, taking part – alongside Teach First and Invictus – in the Prudential RideLondon 46 mile event. This is yet another example of how Prudential’s support enables us to provide the young people we work with, with fantastic opportunities and new experiences. At Greenhouse Sports we use sport to engage with young people from disadvantaged communities in London, and help them to develop beneficial life skills so that they can reach their full potential. Training and taking part in the Prudential RideLondon event on this iconic route will be a massive achievement for every one of them, which we hope inspires them and builds their confidence for their future.”
Staged for the first time in August 2013, Prudential RideLondon is the largest festival of cycling in the world, with 100,000 participants expected to cycle more than three million miles during the weekend of 30-31 July 2016.
As well as the opportunity to take on a personal challenge, Prudential RideLondon provides significant benefits to good causes, with thousands riding for charity. More than £12 million was raised in 2015, a record for a UK one-day cycling event, bringing the total raised for charity in the first three years of the event to more than £29 million.