Tour of London leads to big Bucks for charity

Sponsored cyclist Katie Barrett, assistant steward at the Peterborough Conservative Club who raised �700 for the British Lung Foundation and Shine riding 46 miles in the London Prudential Ride on Sunday (July 29th) finishing outside Buckingham Palace EMN-180731-131418009
Sponsored cyclist Katie Barrett, assistant steward at the Peterborough Conservative Club who raised �700 for the British Lung Foundation and Shine riding 46 miles in the London Prudential Ride on Sunday (July 29th) finishing outside Buckingham Palace EMN-180731-131418009

A tough cycle ride past some of London’s major landmarks has so far raised more than £700 for the British Lung Foundation and Shine, the charity which supports people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

The donations have been flooding in after Katie Barrett (28) completed the 46-mile Prudential Ride London from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to Buckingham Palace, with sights on the way including Downing Street and Big Ben.

Katie, who is assistant to the steward at the Peterborough Conservative Club, completed the race in precisely three hours, 16 minutes and 46 seconds.

She said: “It was absolutely amazing.It was such an enjoyable experience. I was aiming for three hours 30 or 40 so I’m impressed with what I did!”