Prudential Ride London


Date: 3-4th August 2019

Location: London

Sign up for a place to take part in the iconic Prudential Ride London for the British Dyslexia Association.

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.

To register your interest please send an email to fundraising@bdadyslexia.org.uk detailing why you want to cycle for the BDA, your fundraising plan to achieve the 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.

If you have any queries relating to your application please email: fundraising@bdadyslexia.org.uk

 

Team BDA 2019

Jake Bonham

From a young age I was classed as "bright but struggles with academic studies". At the age of 9 the cure for this affliction in my small village school was to sacrifice alternate lunch time brakes in the pursuit of neater hand writing, and boosting my abysmal reading age. Sadly despite the best efforts of every dinner lady in the school I showed no signs of improving.

A chance conversation at a parents evening suggested I might have dyslexia, A couple of tests and some chats with education experts and boom A diagnosis, Dyslexia.

At 11 I was lucky enough to attend Maple Hays in Litchfield, a School focused solely on educating children with Dyslexia, leading from Maple Hays I attended two years of college and three years at Staffordshire University. My handwriting sadly has never improved.

I want to raise money for BDA because educating Dyslexic children in the UK should not require chance meeting or specialist schools. The work BDA do to educate employers, teachers and parents as well as their many training courses means that students will be able to get the very most out of the education system.

JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jake-bonham


Garry Dale

My name is Garry Dale. I'm a father of two beautiful daughters - one has dyslexia. I would like to raise money to increase the awareness, to ensure she and other children get the right access and support to education which is always a challenge and shouldn't be. Everyone should be able to reach their full potential regardless of age.

JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/garrydale71


Dan Swigciski

My eldest daughter Hollie has often struggled at school, and we have often wondered if she was Dyslexic. At the beginning of 2019, through the help of the British Dyslexia Assocation, we had a full assessement carried out on Hollie, which confirmed that she is dyslexic. Through this assessement, we and her school are now in the process of giving her the support and assistance she needs to enable her to acheive what we know she is capable of.

Dyslexia affects people in many ways, and can affect a person's confidence and day to day living, it is not just something that affects reading and writing that it is widely perceived. This is not widely known, and the British Dyslexia Assocation are at the forefront of changing the views of Dyslexia and supporting those with Dyslexia and help them
overcome numerous barriers to make a full contribution to society.

Fundraising is key to their efforts, and to help with the assistance they have, and will provide, to Hollie, I will be cycling the Prudential Ride London 100 miles in August, hopefully in good weather this year!

Both myself, Amy, Hollie and Lexi, and the British Dyslexia Assocation, would be delighted if you could contribute and help this worthy cause.

JustGiving: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dan-swigciski