21 September 2017
Six London to Brighton cyclists raise more than two thousand for veterans and people with disabilities
This past weekend, six cyclists took on the London to Brighton bike ride in aid of Royal British Legion Industries with each finishing the 53-mile journey in under the average time of five hours – whilst also raising more than £2,200 for veterans and people with disabilities in the process.
Given the name of 'Team Brave', RBLI’s riders were up at 7am before leaving Clapham Common to cycle out of the city towards the seaside town of Brighton. The ride included Ditchling Beacon, forcing the cyclists to battle up a strenuous 248m stretch of elevation close to the end of the course.
Team Brave included Armed Forces Veteran Simon Beer, three members of the estate agent and property consultant Carter Jonas, as well as Martin Hughes and Danny Baker – the latter of whom is the husband of RBLI’s Corporate Fundraiser Natalie Sweeden.
Ian Southall, of Carter Jonas, said: "The route was challenging, but manageable by anybody with a certain degree of fitness and reasonable bike. The route was never crowdedand the wide variety of charities represented was truly amazing."
RBLI events assistant Rachel Park, who was there on the day to encourage the team of six, said: “Each of the cyclists who represented RBLI this weekend should be feel immensely proud. Not only did they complete the ride in a very respectable time, but they also raised a significant amount of money - every penny of which will go directly to helping ex-servicemen and women as well as individuals facing challenges due to disabilities.”