Ride London success for Mayor of Merton’s rider

Mayor of Merton’s rider Tony Richards cycled 100 miles in the Prudential Ride London this weekend (2 August), crossing the finishing line in The Mall six hours and 24 minutes after leaving the start line at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium early Sunday morning.

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Tony raised over £1,600 in sponsorship which will go to the Mayor’s charities Friends in St Helier and Merton Centre for Independent Living.

Mayor Of Merton Councillor David Chung said: “This is fantastic news. It was great meeting up with Tony on the day, when he stopped for a well-deserved refreshment break in Wimbledon after conquering Leith Hill and box Hill. Well done to him and to all the other riders. I know a lot of money was raised for many good causes. And it’s wonderful that my chosen charities are set to benefit too. Thank you to everyone who sponsored Tony.”

Tony Richards said: “Completing the event is a huge reward and I am very proud to have been chosen to represent the Mayor of Merton’s charities this year. It was great to ride alongside so many talented cyclists, most of whom are riding for their own charitable causes. Spectators gave massive amounts of support throughout the ride, especially in Merton, where hundreds of supporters were cheering. This gave me a much needed boost for the last 10 miles to the finish.”