Colin’s Ride London 100

Colin’s Ride London 100

May 26, 2022
This Sunday, 29th May, our UK Security Manager, Colin Jones, will be taking part on the London Essex Ride 100 in support of Dementia UK.

As the name suggests, this event involves a 100 mile cycling challenge on closed roads through London, the Epping Forest and rural Essex. With an early off from the Embankment area of central London, Colin and his long time cycling partner, Alistair (both pictured), will join 25,000 other riders who have just eight hours to complete the challenge which culminates in a spectacular finish on the iconic Tower Bridge.

Colin is raising funds for Dementia UK, a charity very close to his heart. He said: “The Ride 100 is a huge event in the cycling calendar and it’s a real privilege to be taking part. Many colleagues will know, Dementia and Alzheimer’s has been a heart breaking challenge in the lives of my family and I for over three years, with both my parents being diagnosed within a week of each other. These are unforgiving illnesses that draw cruelly on the quality of life of all those that fall ill with it. Whilst there are moments of relief and of course humour, the dark truth it’s like losing your parents while they’re actually still here. …

Take a moment to let that sink in and imagine how hard it is for those that suffer it! Dementia UK do amazing work providing life-changing care and support to sufferers and their families and I’m keen to raise as much funding as possible to help.”

We wish Colin and all the competitors well for the event.