Customer Stories

Watch our series of videos exploring the stories behind five riders who took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and find out what their ambitions were for the event and beyond.

I've lost 8 stone and counting

Before the event...

Iain 52, a Speaker & Business Mentor from Muckhart Clackmannanshire in Scotland, on his desire to lose weight, live longer and be a role model for his children.

After the event... 

Iain Whyte

My ambition was to get through it and I've done that. It was really about the kids and showing them it doesn't matter what size you are, what you think you can or can't do, you can do it if you put your mind to it.

Keeping a sense of humour

Before the event...

Nick, 56, a Doctor from Taunton, on being a role model for his patients and his quest for buttocks of steel.

After the event...

Nick Bray

I'm going to keep cycling and I'm going to point to some pictures from the event on the wall of my surgery and when I get people who say to me 'but Dr Bray I'm 40 I can't possibly do this'. I'll say, well I'm 56 and that's what I've done.

Re-discovering my passion for cycling

Before the event...

Emma, 57, a Swimming Teacher from Tadworth in Surrey, on juggling family life with getting back in the saddle and making the most of every moment whether that's cycling, swimming or travelling.

After the event...

Emma Cottrell
 
My ambition was to get round and finish it and I did that. I made the most of it and I soaked up the atmosphere. I'm definitely going to keep on cycling.

Age is not a barrier

Before the event...

Annie, 55, a Personal Trainer from Surrey, on cycling up Mont Ventoux and proving that age is not a barrier to achieving what you want to achieve.

After the event...

Annie Ogle
 
I've been smiling the entire time and I would love to cycle this again with my husband. Between the two of us we can go even faster!

Family rivalry

Before the event...

Alison, a County Council worker in adult learning from Marlow in Buckinghamshire, on proving to her son that she's fitter than ever and looking forward to a nice cup of tea on the finish line.

After the event...

Alison Pearce

I will be back to do 100 miles again, no doubt about it. My fitness ambition now is to run a sub-four marathon.