“It’s 100 miles to the finish,
I’ve got a full bottle of water,
half a pack of energy sweets,
it’s daylight and I’m wearing lycra.”
If you’re a fan of the 1980 hit film, “The Blues Brothers” and a keen cyclist with a heart for charity then on Sunday 30th July these are the words you could utter at the start of the Ride London 100 if you reprise the following line from the film which for me was one of the most memorable:
“It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.”
The Blues Brothers is a tale of redemption for the paroled convict Jake Blues and his brother Elwood as they choose to take on a “mission from God” and reform their blues band in order to raise funds to save the Catholic orphanage where they grew up.
We’re not quite the Blues Brothers as hopefully we’re a pretty joyful bunch and more than half our volunteers are women but we are looking for 2 people to undertake a similar Mission from God to cycle the Ride London 100 and raise funds on our behalf. If you’re free on Sunday 30th July and think you can:
- Ride 100 miles within 8 1/2 hours
- Take a shot at a £1000 fundraising target (per person)
Then we’d love to hear from you by Sunday 14th May 2017. Please call on 07412 018920 or email on merton @ streetpastors.org.uk to express your interest and we’ll be looking to make a final decision about who will ride on our behalf by Friday 19th May 2017.
Please note that as this is only 12 weeks away we are primarily seeking currently active cyclists.