Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey100 took place on Sunday 31st July. The route, started in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, followed a 100-mile course on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it was a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finished on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists raced in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.
This year, 10 GDST colleagues took part in the race, riding for our Girls First Bursary Fund and aiming to collectively raise £3000. The team has smashed this original target, and the amount raised so far currently stands at a huge £5,500!
The GDST believes all girls deserve the best possible start in life regardless of their family background; they’ll get this start with the outstanding education we provide, and that’s why the Bursary Fund is so important. This money will change the lives of girls who would otherwise be denied a GDST education. Currently, the GDST supports over 1,000 pupils at our senior schools with a bursary. Since 1997, we have helped over 4,500 girls through our bursary programme; 4,500 lives, transformed.
If you would like to understand more about the impact we have on improving the chances of bright and talented girls then please visit our bursary campaign page.
Well done to all the team, and thank you so much for all your training and fundraising for our bursary fund!