Charity seeks riders to take on Olympic route though Elmbridge, Epsom and Kingston
A small charity is seeking cyclists to join in with a summer ride which will take in part of the Olympic road race route.
Ganet’s North Downs Adventure is a 46-mile bike ride aiming to raise £10,000 for an award-winning primary school in Malawi.
The ride starts on June 24 in East Molesey and moves in to the Surrey countryside, across the scenic North Downs and then back along a stretch of the Thames to Hampton Court.
It passes through Esher, Cobham, Epsom, Hook and Kingston, and special permission has been obtained from the National Trust to ride up the zig-zag road at Box Hill, where Mark Cavendish and others will battle for Olympic gold this summer.
Steve McInerny, founder of Ganet’s Adventure School Fund, said: “Bicycles are used everywhere in Malawi, to carry everything from logs to passengers to animals, so a sponsored bike ride here in the UK is a very apt way to raise funds for the school.”
Entry fee for the ride is £12 and the fundraising target is for each rider is £80.
Visit ganetsadventureschool.org for more information.