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Dorset cyclists sought for 100-mile fundraiser

By Blackmore Vale Magazine  |  Posted: January 08, 2013

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ST Margaret's Hospice has secured places in the first ever RideLondon 100, a fundraising cycle event like no other through the closed roads of London and Surrey Hills on Sunday 4th August.

Just hours before the world's top cyclists race the RideLondon Classic, 20,000 cyclists will have the chance to cycle a modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race, and St Margaret's Hospice is looking for cyclists to ride 100 miles and raise money for the charity.

The RideLondon 100 is a perfect ride for club and recreational cyclists (participants must feel competent to complete 100 miles in under nine hours) and take part in what organisers hope will be the largest charity fund-raising cycle race in the world.

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by London 2012, RideLondon100 will start in the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follow the closed roads through the capital and onto Surrey's stunning country roads and hills. With leg-testing climbs and a route recently made famous by the world's best cyclists, this promises to be truly spectacular event for all involved.

St Margaret's Hospice is also organising The Somerset Cycle, a long distance cycle ride across the county on 8th September. The event, which will cover around 90 miles, will utilise the existing Sustrans routes, and take in some of the country's most spectacular scenery while providing a varied and challenging route for competent cyclists.

For more information about either RideLondon 100 or The Somerset Cycle contact Brooke Brownlow, Sponsored Events Fundraiser on brooke.brownlow@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk or call 01823 345 911.

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