James Baker, YMCA East London’s Front of House Manager, and his friend, Matt Hoyle, are taking to their bikes to support YMCA East London’s work with homeless young people.
On the 10 August they will be taking part in the grueling Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, which celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ride starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, and 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 this is a real test of stamina.
James says, “I have only worked at YMCA East London a short time, but I am really impressed by their work with homeless young people, and when they were looking for people to take part in this event I was happy to volunteer. This will be the first time I have cycled this distance and the training has been extremely intense, but it is worth it when you know that the sponsorship is going to such a worth-while cause”.
Matt says, “I know that it will be hard work on the day, but knowing that I am supporting such a great cause will keeping me going on the uphill climbs!”
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 visit https://www.justgiving.com/forestymca/Donate/
Image: Matt Hoyle (Left) and James Baker (Right)