Omega Red’s Stewart Page took part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 46. The ride comprises a spectacular 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London and following the same route as the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 for the first 27 miles before taking a new two-mile route, which then links up with the last 17 miles through London to the finish in The Mall.
Although he was a bit nervous at the start, Stewart says the ride through the closed streets of London was amazing and he managed to complete the 46 miles in 2.38 hours, averaging a speed of just over 17mph.
The atmosphere and support along the route was inspiring. Stewart cycled with his son-in-law who helped pace him and provide that extra bit of encouragement to conquer challenging elements of the route including Wimbledon Hill. The final couple of miles took the cyclists along the Mall with the finish in front of Buckingham Palace.
Stewart rode for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) as sadly; close friends of Stewart and his family lost their 15 year old daughter Isabelle to a sudden cardiac arrest 3 years ago. Stewart took part in this event in memory of Isabelle and to help raise awareness and funding for heart screenings to try and stop other families from having to experience such tragic events.
So far Stewart has raised an incredible £770 including a £200 donation from SSI Services. Let’s hope the money raised will help this amazing charity screen more youngsters and save lives.