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MEET PP’s RIDELONDON TEAM AND HELP US REBUILD CHILDREN’S LIVES



PP RideLondon

We put a call out for cyclists to join PerformancePro’s RideLondon team for this year’s Pru100. You responded. And today, we’re delighted to announce we have 21 riders representing us and helping raise much-needed money for the One to One Children’s Fund.

Before we introduce some of PerformancePro’s RideLondon team, here’s a quick recap on why we’re doing this and why we’re asking you to donate.

The One to One Children’s Fund

PerformancePro is very proud to be supporting the One to One Children’s Fund. Every child around the world deserves to have the best start in life. Sadly that isn’t true for the millions of children living in HIV-affected countries. However, One to One Children’s Fund is working to change that through their incredible Mentor Mothers Programme. Every day, One to One’s 30 Mentor Mothers go door-to-door to provide healthcare to at-risk mothers and children of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. This ground-breaking approach has unlocked the ‘holy grail’ of HIV interventions: after more than 400 births no child born under their care has tested HIV+.

One to One Children’s Fund is working to make the dream of an HIV-free generation come true, and the PerformancePro RideLondon team is cycling to help them.

Please help us and donate TODAY via our PP RideLondon team link

Here is the difference your donation could make:

£100 (£1 per mile) could provide a year of healthcare to an at-risk mother or child

£50 (50p per mile) could provide regular check-ups for a newborn child in their first 6-months of life.

£25 (25p per mile) could equip a health-kit for a mother and child.

Whatever you can give, we would be extremely grateful. If you are able to share with other friends and family too, that would be an enormous help as well!

Meet some of PerformancePro’s RideLondon team for 2018

We have 21 riders in PerformancePro’s RideLondon team. Here are just a few of them. As you can see, we have a range of ages, experience and motivations within the team!

ALAN COFFEY – aged 62.

‘My cycling experience so far includes various sportives, training camps and time trials dating back to when time began! My pre-event training regime involves strength and conditioning at PerformancePro, 3 or 4 short training rides per week and a long ride at weekend. I’ve joined PP’s RideLondon team to support the charity and for the cycling challenge.’

 And, who is going to win the Tour de France 2018? ‘Primoz Roglic.’

ADAM PARKES – aged 37

‘My cycling experience so far includes lots of riding for fun and racing over the last few years. My RideLondon training regime involves plenty of pre-work laps, weekend longer rides and then critérium racing. I’m taking part in the Pru100 to win it!’

And, who is going to win the Tour de France 2018? Bardet – be ace if he won. He’s not scared to attack, rides with panache and the French would go mental!’

NIGEL STEPHENS – aged 56

‘My cycling experience so far includes a Masters European Track Cycling Gold and Worlds Silver. My RideLondon training regime involves 10 hours/wk, one track league and one critérium. Plus one 90’ turbo and tempo road rides. I’m taking part in the Pru 100 to try win it.’

And, who is going to win the Tour de France 2018? Nibali.’

EDNY TAPPY – aged 41

‘My cycling experience so far includes 12 months of road cycling plus many years of commuting before that. My pre-event training regime involves laps around Regents Park with Anthony Purcell and the gang, which consists of consistently being dropped after warm up laps! That’s twice a week, and then I do one weekend cycle, with some hills (sometimes). Overall I’m trying to do over 120kms per week and above. Also trying not to eat cake. Unsuccessfully! I’m taking part as part of the PP’s RideLondon team because they’re great coaches and motivators. Also it’s a good laugh and for a good cause.’

And, who is going to win the Tour de France 2018?  ‘I sincerely don’t know as I’ve never watched it, honest!’

The PP RideLondon team also includes a couple of PerformancePro directors…

MAT GROVE – aged 35

‘My cycling experience so far is commuting to work on a rickety old one speed called Kermit! My pre-event training regime includes a new road bike, commuting from Wimbledon 3 times a week and a long ride at weekends. I’m taking part in this event as part of the PP’s RideLondon cycle team for the challenge. For me, it’s the other end of the fitness spectrum to my strengths.’

And, who is going to win the Tour de France 2018? ‘Tour de what??’

ANTHONY PURCELL – aged 40

‘My cycling experience so far includes completing Marmotte x3, Haute Route Alps, road and critérium racing. For my RideLondon training regime, I’m actually doing L’Etape in the French Alps, so I’m hitting 300/350km per week. For me (and PerformancePro), I believe we have a strong team, so we could win!’

And, who is going to win the Tour de France 2018?  ‘Chris Froome .’

We need your help – Support PP’s RideLondon Team

The Prudential RideLondon is a 100 mile cycle race. It’s a challenging ride, following the same course used in the 2012 Olympics. The PerformancePro RideLondon Team is training hard, pushing ourselves and each other.

We are determined to do our best for the One to One Children’s Fund’s amazing work supporting vulnerable children and mothers affected by HIV.

Please help us and donate TODAY via our PP RideLondon team link

Whatever you can give, we would be extremely grateful. If you are able to share with other friends and family too, that would be an enormous help as well!

Thank you

Children are directly supported by the One to One Children's Fund
Children directly supported by the One to One Children’s Fund

 

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