After weeks of glorious sunshine, the day of the London to Surrey Prudential Ride 100 brought unexpected heavy rain and strong winds as 25, 000 people set off cautiously from the Olympic park early on Sunday morning.
Brad Snyder, who was cycling for Jesuit Missions, left at 7.20am and by 9.30am he was passing through the village of Ripley at the 40-mile mark where he saw a familiar face Richard Greenwood, Jesuit Missions Outreach and Communications Manager, who had braved the rain to show his support.
Richard said, “We had a brief chat and even a quick video call with Betsy, his wife in the US who volunteers for Jesuit Missions, he was doing great! The weather was horrendous for cycling though, within the hour I spent watching the event I saw at least 4 crashes.”
After making his way up the tough Box Hill, another cyclist unfortunately rode into Brad and damaged his wheel so his day ended at the 75 mile mark. We are hugely grateful for Brad’s time and commitment and share his disappointment at having his day ended in this way. Brad has raised over £1000 and this fantastic amount will support our work around the world.
You can still show your support for Brad by visiting his fundraising page here. We have places available for next years London to Surrey Prudential Ride 100 in 2019, please get in touch if you are interested in taking part.