Prudential Ride London Charity Ride 100 Miles
Sunday 29th July 2018
How to join the ride
Clicking on the Apply Now button will open a PDF of the application form, (how it opens depends on your computer set up) you can print this form and fill it in and post to us. Or if you save it to your desktop and reopen it, it will open in adobe acrobat as an interactive PDF which you can fill in on your computer.
any problems email Mark at email@example.com
Entrants must be 18 by the time of the ride, you also must be able to complete the ride in under 8hrs.
We have 10 guaranteed Golden Bond Places for this years ride ( 10 places for 2019 & 2020 guaranteed as well)
application is on a first come first served basis this year, so get in quick. If this proves popular we will have to introduce a ballot next time.
There are 8 places left, get your application in NOW!
to avoid disappointment.
Fill in the application form, print and send or email to me (Mark) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Why Ride for ACS Dance Centre
Good Question, there are 1000's of worthy causes out there so why pick ACS Dance Centre?
When we started Anthony Clifford Studios 25 years ago our goal was to create an environment where people of all ages could come and learn the art of dance, in a friendly atmosphere, with highly qualified teachers with the skill to nurture our young dancers of tomorrow. We achieved this and we are very proud of this. Unfortunately that's not the end, yes we can teach the students all the skills required to pursue a career in the arts, only for their hopes to be squashed due the the lack of funding to take them to the next step. A decision was made to transfer our business into a charity, a non profit organisation, ACS Dance Centre is born. Still with the same high standard as always but hopefully now able to fund-raise and have access to funding to help students on that next step. In the two years of being charity we have managed to fund £40,000 of free classes to students across all ages.
With governments cutting funding for the arts, and even schools are dropping subjects in the arts, access for students is getting harder unless you have the means to pay for lessons. In our experience
the talent is not always where the money is.
We prepare our students ready with the skills to take the next step in their dance training, which is "Dance College" (we are not talking University or FE College's here as they already have funding) the average cost for one of these colleges is around £40k for a three year course. There are very limited DADA awards available and individual colleges have scholarships, but if you are unlucky to get one of those, the only option is to self fund or choose a different career. Our next goal is to be able to raise funds to give our own scholarships to students.
I really think this is a great opportunity to help raise the funds needed to put someone in their chosen career, by doing something fun like riding a bike. Cycling is another passion of mine and I can't think of a better way to raise funds for my other passion, Dance.
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About The Organisers
A true legacy of the 2012 Games
Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential Ride-London is a world-class festival of cycling. The fifth edition will take place over the weekend of 28-29 July 2018.
This event is part of the Mayor and TfL’s cycling programme. Over the coming years, more investment than ever before to create safe, easy and well-connected cycle routes across the London. Encourage healthy and a more active lifestyle. The programme includes new cycling network of Cycle Superhighways and Quietways, Cycle Hire, investment in cycle parking, community projects and events. TfL work with schools and businesses and deliver cycling training, free to anyone living, working or studying in London in partnership with London’s boroughs.
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Starting from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, cyclists head past Canary Wharf and through the City of London before cycling west along Piccadilly and the A4 at Hammersmith. Riders first cross the River Thames at Chiswick and pass through Richmond Park and the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames, before crossing Hampton Court Bridge along the route made famous by both the road race and time-trial events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
There's plenty of stunning Surrey countryside on offer as cyclists head south past Newlands Corner, Abinger Hammer and Holmbury St Mary before tackling the biggest ascent on the route at Leith Hill. After a well-earned descent towards Dorking, it's onto the next challenge: the world-famous zig-zags of Box Hill.
After heading north through Leatherhead, Oxshott and Esher the route takes riders back into London through Kingston and over Putney Bridge to cross the River Thames for a final time. The route then follows the Embankment all the way alongside the Thames, heading past some of London’s most famous landmarks as it makes its way across Parliament Square and up Whitehall.
The route then swings left at Trafalgar Square, with riders streaming under Admiralty Arch before a spectacular finish on The Mall.
Please note that the routes we display are for information purposes only; they should not be used as training routes. Please do not attempt to cycle the routes as shown on Google Maps as they include roads that will only be accessible on Sunday 31 July due to road closures and one-way systems. LSCP takes no responsibility for those using the routes outside of the event window.
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Cycles that are not permitted
The following cycles are not permitted in the Prudential Ride-London-Surrey 100:
- Fixed wheel with no brakes
- Fixed wheel with only a front brake
- Any bicycle with only one brake
- Penny Farthings
- Towed trailers
- Child carriers
- Tag-a-long trailers bicycles
- Trailer bicycles
- Cargo bicycles
- Specialist time-trial bicycles are not allowed as they do not allow for immediate control of the bicycle.
- Recumbents with full fairing
- Any bicycle without 360° rider visibility
- Unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars) are not allowed.
- Handlebars without bar-end plugs are not permitted.
- Electric bicycles are not permitted but are welcome to take part in the Ride-London FreeCycle on Saturday 30 July.
Want to get involved but don't cycle?
You can simply donate to our cause, when our page goes live on MyDonate there will be a link here.
If you want to get involved but don't cycle, you can become a sponsor on the cycle jersey. If you have a business that would like to sponsor us and get their logo or product on our official jersey please contact Mark at email@example.com for the rates.
We also have an official mug for sale details of which will be coming soon register your interest with mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
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