Get On Your Bike To Beat Meningitis

Unlucky in the ballot get a charity place with Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now has about 40 places. And those celebrating success in getting a ballot place can still choose to ride for the charity.

Becki Niewiadomski, event organiser at Meningitis Now, said: “Whether you were successful in the ballot or not, we’d love you to join our team and can offer our riders one of the best packages around, including a post-race reception for riders, a welcome shower and sports massage.

“We also provide a technical cycling top, free goody bag, training and dietary advice and support with fundraising ideas. We know tens of thousands of cyclists will be disappointed not to get a place in the ballot, so our guaranteed places are bound to be popular. Make sure you get one by getting in touch now!”

To secure a guaranteed place cyclists must pay a non-refundable £50 registration fee and pledge to raise £700 minimum in sponsorship for Meningitis Now.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 takes place on Sunday 10 August. It starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through London and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

Organisers have this week sent out letters to those applying to take part letting them know if they have been successful in the ballot. After the inaugural event’s success last year, the number of riders in the event has increased by 50 per cent with 24,000 cyclists expected to line up at the start. But with 80,000 applications for places, many cyclists will be disappointed.

Becki added:
“Taking part for us will make the achievement of reaching the finishing line all the sweeter, and knowing you’re supporting a good cause will help get you up some of those hills. We rely on the generosity of individuals to continue our vital work; saving lives by funding vaccine and preventative research, reducing the disease’s impact through awareness and rebuilding futures with dedicated support. For the many people who have been, and continue to be, affected by meningitis, and for those who will sadly be affected in the future, Meningitis Now is a lifeline. Events such as this ensure that this lifeline can continue.”

February 4, 2014