James Baker, YMCA East London’s (FYMCA) Front of House Manager, joined over 20,000 cyclists who made it to the finishing line at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on the 10th August 2014, raising money for YMCA East London’s work with homeless young people.
James, who took part in the race with his friend, Matt Hoyle, braved the bad weather over the weekend completing the gruelling race course with a respectable finishing time of 5 hours 30 minutes.
James said, “We cycled through rivers, puddles and gale force winds – it was pretty tough but worth it for the cause. The atmosphere was electric and we must give credit to all of the supporters out there who despite the bad weather waving flags, ringing bells and holding up signs – there were people cheering us on even in the middle of nowhere. The best moment was collecting my gold medal at the end of it all; knowing that I’d took on the challenge to help young vulnerable homeless people. Would I do it again? Of course.”
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ride started in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, and followed a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.
If you would like to sponsor James or Matt and support YMCA East London’s work with disadvantaged young people then please go to https://www.justgiving.com/Matt-Hoyle/orhttp://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/update/JamesBaker44 or visithttps://www.justgiving.com/forestymca/Donate/