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Jon completes Ride London

Jon completes Ride London

Jon Tyers, a welder at Torqueleader, completed the Prudential Ride London cycle ride on Sunday and raised nearly £1000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. An Olympic legacy event, the ride is part of a whole weekend of cycling events in and around the capital, and sees more than 25,000 amateur cyclists ride 100 miles from East London out to Surrey and back again to finish at the Mall in central London.

Jon completed the course in 5 hours and 40 minutes on his carbon-framed Trek road bike, having started at his given time of 6.24 am. This meant he was finished by lunchtime, having taken in the heights of the Surrey Hills including Box Hill and Leith Hill, which at 294 metres above sea level is the highest point in South East England.

Jon said it was a wonderful day, with one of the best parts being the tremendous support from the people lining the route. In London, the crowds were sometimes five deep; in Kingston the charity cheering teams were assembled; and all the way round the route members of the public had turned up to cheer the riders on. He also cites the great camaraderie between the riders and the people he met and chatted to en route.

Torqueleader was delighted to sponsor Jon on his ride and congratulates him on an impressive achievement.

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