COME ON ALL YOU MBRO35 Scummers, lets get onto this one.
Access Sport, in association with Andy Cook Cycling, has announced the launch of an exciting and unique annual fundraising cycling event – the Ride Around London – to take place on Sunday 25thSeptember 2011. Ride Around London will be a challenging 115 mile (approx.) cycling event taking in some of the fantastic cycling that London has to offer. The carefully planned route devised by respected cycle-tour veteran Andy Cook, will start at the Herne Hill Velodrome and cycle up the iconic Box Hill, along the beautiful North Downs, through Windsor Great Park, passing Eton Dorney and the Chilterns , and finishing next to the brand new Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Access Sport ambassador James Cracknell, said: “Ride Around London is a cycling event with a difference. It’s an exciting challenge that allows you to be part of creating a sporting and cycling legacy as funds raised go to build better access to sport for kids in disadvantaged areas in our great capital city. I cannot wait for it to kick off.”
Ride Around London is a unique fundraising cycling event that will take place on Sunday 25th September 2011. Ride Around London will be a challenging 115 mile (approx.) annual cycling event taking in some of the fantastic cycling that London has to offer. The carefully planned route devised by respected cycle-tour veteran Andy Cook (see below), will start at the Herne Hill Velodrome and cycle up the iconic Box Hill, along the beautiful North Downs, through Windsor Great Park, passing Eton Dorney and the Chilterns , and finishing next to the brand new Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Rebecca Romero, Olympic Gold Medallist and Access Sport Ambassador:
“The children in the communities we work in really need support and this event can be the start of making that happen for years to come”
Access Sport has 130 partner clubs across a wide range of sports including cycling clubs such as Tower Hamlets Cycling Club, Cycling Club Hackney, Sole Mountain Bike Club in Bristol and BMXtreme in Newham. With the backing of the Mayor of London and British Cycling, Access Sport is leading a project to build five new BMX clubs in the five Olympic Host Boroughs (Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest) , with five new tracks linking in with the 2012 Olympic VeloPark.
Andy Cook Cycling: Andy Cook Cycling was established 12 months ago by Andy and Jacqui Cook both with a lifetimes’ experience delivering cycling activity across a very wide spectrum of cycling disciplines. They have both raced at a high International and National level and are also qualified British Cycling event officials. Andy organised the British Cyclo-Sportive with 5,000 riding the Stage 1 route of the Tour de France in Kent in 2007. Andy was previously National Chairman of the Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) the national cycling organisation and one of cycling’s largest membership bodies in the UK. Having spent 25 years as a civil servant Andy left to head up British Cycling’s new non-competitive programme “Everyday Cycling” in 2005. Andy also created the rules and regulations that govern non-competitive cycling in the UK and helped establish the Skyride programme of activity. Andy has been instrumental in assisting most if not all the major sportive organisers in the UK with setting up and establishing their respective events.