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The RideLondon-Essex 100 challenge returns this Sunday 29 May 2022!
- Date: Sunday 29 May 2022
- Start: Victoria Embankment, from 06:00
- Finish: Tower Bridge, from 10:00
Participants cycle 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex.
We have an amazing trio riding for MDS UK - Tim Woolley, Adrian Skardhamer and Alexander Myers - all cycling 100 miles in the RideLondon-Essex 100 challenge in support of our charity. Please help by donating via their Just Giving pages.
Tim Woolley says on his JustGiving page
I will be doing this to raise money for MDS which is a charity that is very close to my family. My uncle John was diagnosed with MDS a number of years ago and unfortunately for everyone who knew him, he eventually passed away from it.
Adrian Skardhamer's JustGiving page says
While, I'm a keen-ish off-road cyclist and normally ride a couple of times a month (if it's not raining, or windy, I'm not hungover, and there's a pub at the end), this ride is still going to be an absolute nightmare for me. I will be doing this to raise money for MDS as my uncle John passed away from it. Please help me out, not least cos if I don't make the target I'll have to pay the balance as well as ride the stupid race. Cheers Ade
Alexander Myers JustGiving
MDS stands for Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and it is a group of malignant blood disorders in which the bone marrow fails to produce healthy blood cells. MSD UK provides Support and Information for MDS Patients and their Families. I am aiming to complete RideLondon-Essex 100 2022 to raise funds for the charity, having previously done so in 2018.
Alex's father-in-law is our wonderful treasurer Don Barrett who has been doing an amazing job for so many years. We met Don from our previous Chair, Prof Rodney Taylor – who did such a huge amount for our charity - and passed away from MDS - after serving as Chair for almost 7 years. Rodney's wife has also always been hugely supportive of MDS UK.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Tim, Adrian, Alex and all their friends and sponsors for their support!
Their efforts raise public awareness of MDS and our small charity MDS UK. We need as much help as possible in order to carry on our work of supporting patients and campaigning with them!
They'll set off from Victoria Embankment in central London and head into Essex via the historic Epping Forest. Once in Essex, they'll cycle past some of the county’s most picturesque towns and villages, including Ongar, Fyfield, the Rodings and Great Dunmow, before joining a section of the 2014 Stage Three Tour de France route.
They'll go through Felsted and around the county town of Chelmsford before heading through Writtle and back towards Ongar and central London.
Once in central London, they will then complete their ride to rapturous applause at Tower Bridge – a stunning Finish Line for the 100-mile challenge!!