Lisa Bragg, HR director at Intertrust in Jersey, is cycling in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 in July.
The 100 mile challenge from London to Surrey, for amateur and professional cyclists, is on traffic-free roads which were used in the 2012 Olympics and begins at the Olympic Park before ending on The Mall.
The festival, which is in its fifth year, provides a platform to help fulfil The Mayor of London and Transport for London’s (TfL) goal of encouraging more people to cycle more safely, more often. TfL anticipates that tens of thousands of spectators and participants will take up regular cycling after each event.
Lisa is taking part in the annual three-day festival to raise money to support research into motor neurone disease and those affected by it.
Lisa said: “This is the first time I have taken part in this challenge and I’m sure there will be a lot of physical and mental barriers to overcome along the way. I’m a keen cyclist and I normally ride to work, however in preparation for the challenge I have been training intensively in the evenings and weekends as well. The course has to be completed in eight hours so it's important to be fit enough to complete the challenge.
“I’m not expecting it to be quite as hilly as Bonne Nuit, Bouley Bay or Rozel which I’ve been training on, but it will present a different set of challenges. Previously I have cycled in London Night Rider and London to Brighton, as well as a number of local rides to raise money for Jersey Hospice and Autism Jersey. I am thrilled that Intertrust has generously offered to support me in taking part in RideLondon and it will significantly help me reach my target of £1,500 for this event. We have raised £17,000 in total for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).”
Simon Mackenzie, managing director of Intertrust in Jersey, said: “It is fantastic that Lisa is taking part in RideLondon to raise money for MNDA. At Intertrust we try to support as many employees as we can with their fundraising. Supporting this cycle challenge also coincides with our cycle safety initiative, which we launched this year, where we donated 400 children’s cycle helmets around Jersey and Guernsey to help keep young people safe on their bikes. We all wish Lisa the best of luck.”
The festival takes place over the weekend of Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July 2017 with the Surrey 100 event being staged on the Sunday.
If you'd like to support Lisa in her fundraising efforts, go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-lisa-prudentialridelondon100