Olympic individual pursuit champion Rebecca Romero has backed a new 115-mile sportive which will raise money for Access Sport.
The Ride Around London, on Sunday September 25, is the capital’s first circular sportive, taking in the best sights in the south-east.
Organised by industry veteran Andy Cook, the Ride Around London will start at the Herne Hill Velodrome, before heading out into Surrey, up Box Hill, along the North Downs, through Windsor Great Park, passing Eton Dorney and through the Chilterns, before finishing at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, home to the Canoe Slalom during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Funds raised from the event will allow Access Sport to deliver quality community sport, including cycling, to children in the most deprived areas of London.
Romero, an Access Sport ambassador, said: “The children in the communities we work in really need support and this event can be the start of making that happen for years to come.”
James Cracknell, who won rowing coxless four gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, added: “Ride Around London is a cycling event with a difference.
“It’s an exciting challenge that allows you to be part of creating a sporting and cycling legacy as funds raised go to build better access to sport for kids in disadvantaged areas in our great capital city. I cannot wait for it to kick-off.”
Head to www.accesssport.org.uk/ride-around-london to register your interest.