Sue gears up for 100 mile charity ride

Council worker Sue Keay is gearing up for a 100 mile cycle challenge.

Sue will be joining 20,000 other cycling enthusiasts for the Prudential 100 on July 30 when she will be raising money for the Mayor of Merton’s charities.

Sue, who is a finance officer, expects to be in the saddle most of the day with an early bird start in the Olympic Park. The last riders are expected to finish in The Mall 11 hours later.IMG_1383.JPG

She reckons the toughest challenge will be Leith Hill, the second highest point in south East England with a leg wobbling 15 per cent gradient.

The course also passes through Raynes Park and Wimbledon for anyone who would like to cheer Sue on.

Sue said: “I’ve been training for about a month and cycled out to Leigh Hill to ride up it so I know what is in store. It should be a great day and I look forward to riding in a large group.”

Mayor of Merton Cllr Marsie Skeete added: “I wish Sue all the best, hope the wind is behind her all the way and the hills aren’t too steep. I know Merton Mencap and Commonside Community Trust will appreciate her efforts.”

The Pru 100 is part of a wider event called RideLondon, an annual three day festival celebrating life in the saddle.

If you would like to support the mayor’s charities, click here.