Martin Farrell is training to complete the annual Prudential London-Surrey100 in July, cycling a total of 100 miles through London and Surrey. Here he explains why.
"I first came across St MIchael's Fellowship nearly 40 years ago. I've been an admirer for all those years of how St Michael's gives children the best start in life. And now I've got the chance to do something to help. And also I get the chance to cycle 100 miles which is 3 times more than I've ever done before.
"My biggest challenge will come about 13 miles before the finish line in The Mall when I'll be cycling right past the end of my road, knowing that a cup of tea and a shower are just 100 yards away. Tough. But with your encouragement I think I've got a good chance of doing it - and not only that but St Michael's will have a chance to help more children and families too.
"Because I've been given that chance by St Michael's, I'm giving the first £200. Please add whatever you're inspired to give here."
About the Event
Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at 06:00 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route. More