2024 Ride London fundraising

Photo of MSSC members (left-to-right: Nayoung, Andrew, Terry, Richard, Richard, Toby, Victoria with guide dog Otto) in Old Ruts car park getting ready for a training ride
Left-to-right: Nayoung, Andrew, Terry, Richard, Richard, Toby, Victoria with guide dog Otto – getting ready for a training ride

MSSC has a team of six riders on three tandems taking part in Ride London 2024. The team includes Andrew, Nayoung, Richard, Toby and Victoria. For some of us this will be our first 100 mile ride, for others our first sportive.

We have begun our practice rides. Special challenges include getting into sync with our tandem partner, the extra weight on a tandem when we go uphill and getting used to eight hours in the saddle – particularly difficult for visually impaired cyclists who don’t get the same chance to ride or train on solo bikes that sighted riders do.

Please consider supporting us by donating on our fundraising page.

What will your money go to?

We are fundraising to buy new tandems for the club. £2,500 enables us to purchase a new Orbit tandem. Our volunteer mechanics will keep it in service with the club for more than a decade, enabling 400 or more riders to participate in club rides.

Our minimum target is to purchase a single new tandem. Our stretch goal is to raise £7,500 and fund three new tandems. This will enable us to replace some of our very old tandems with bikes that are easier, comfier and more fun to ride.

Want to know more?

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