Prudential Ride London 2017
Date: 30 July 2017 - Surrey Hills / London
Sign up for a place to take part in the iconic Prudential Ride London for the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).
Join over 20,000 cyclists for a 46 or 100 mile cycle challenge that takes in the iconic sights of London and the Surrey hills on closed roads in a modified version of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race.
Whether you are a seasoned club cyclist or just starting out, this is the perfect ride for you. There's leg-busting climbs and spectacular scenery before you cross the finish line on the Mall.
The fundraising target we have set for our cyclists is £400 minimum sponsorship.
To register your interest please send an email to AmandaH@bdadyslexia.org.uk detailing why you want to cycle for the BDA, your fundraising plan to achieve the £400 target and some brief details on your cycling experience. If you are successful in applying for one of our places you will be notified shortly afterwards.
Support the BDA Team
I am Jem Erkoyuncu, born in to a diverse background with an English Mum and Turkish father and great grandparents which emigrated from Crete. I had a great upbringing and was very fortunate to complete a degree and post graduate education. I have ben working in the Hotel industry since 2010 and have worked in multiple locations and positions. Dyslexia is real and it effects lives every day. Support, guidance and diagnosing the disability early makes it manageble. I will be riding the 100 mile London to Surrey route which was used at the 2012 London Olympics. Please support me on this journey to make a difference for a fantastic cause.
You can support Jem via his JustGiving page by clicking here.
I am a 52 year old community paramedic working in the Peterborough area. I have been lucky enough to be chosen to ride the Prudential 100 this July on behalf of Dyslexia UK. My mission is to raise over £400 for the charity by completing the 100 mile course; I am currently training for this.
I was not diagnosed with dyslexia until I was 11 years old, at which time I had the reading age of a 7 year old. I struggled academically as a result, as I was always a few steps behind my peers. Even as an adult, I found it hard to admit that I was dyslexic, as I felt it would affect my career progression and that people would think I was less capable than others.
However, in the last few years, talking about and admitting to being a dyslexic has become easier as so many people suffer from it, in varying degrees. The ambulance service started to recognise it as a disability and helped me by getting special equipment, such as Dragon software, which enables users to read screens more easily and also corrects grammar and spelling.
I am very keen to ensure that no other child is left to flounder at primary/secondary. All children with dyslexia get the same academic opportunities as those without dyslexia. We aren’t stupid, we just don’t see words, letters and numbers in the same way; the right help at an early age will help children to enjoy school and not fear it like I did.
As I was a cycle paramedic with the London Ambulance Service for over 10 years, I thought that the best way to raise money for Dyslexia UK was to cycle in the London 100, combining my love of cycling with a charity I feel passionately about.
You can support Paul via his JustGiving page here.