Sue Gears Up For 100-Mile Charity Cycle Ride

She will join thousands cycling through Wimbledon in this year's Ride London

Merton Council worker Sue Keay is gearing up for a 100 mile cycle challenge that will see her join 20,000 other cyclists pedalling through Wimbledon.

Sue will be taking part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey100 on July 30 when she will be raising money for the Mayor of Merton’s charities.

Sue, who is a finance officer, expects to be in the saddle most of the day with an early bird start in the Olympic Park. The last riders are expected to finish in The Mall 11 hours later.

She reckons the toughest challenge will be Leith Hill, the second highest point in south sast England with a leg wobbling 15% gradient.

The course also passes through Raynes Park and Wimbledon for anyone who would like to cheer Sue on.

Sue said: “I’ve been training for about a month and cycled out to Leigh Hill to ride up it so I know what is in store. It should be a great day and I look forward to riding in a large group.”

Mayor of Merton Councillor Marsie Skeete added: “I wish Sue all the best, hope the wind is behind her all the way and the hills aren’t too steep. I know Merton Mencap and Commonside Community Trust will appreciate her efforts.”

The Pru 100 is part of a wider event called RideLondon, an annual three day festival celebrating life in the saddle.

Love Wimbledon will be cheering the Pru 100 cyclists along by celebrating with a street party on Wimbledon Hill Road. With help from surrounding businesses, there will be face-painting, balloon modelling, live music, tasty treats and deck chairs.

If you would like to support the mayor's charities, click here.

July 18, 2017

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Mayor Marsie Skeete with Sue Keay