RideLondon was more than just a cycle challenge for many Tommy’s riders

Over £160,000 raised so far...

Tommy's fundraising news, 12/08/2016

In just under a fortnight since the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100, Team Tommy’s have raised over £160,000 and are still going strong!

The sun was shining, the cheer-squad singing and our heroic cyclists were still smiling when passing the Tommy’s cheer points at 24 miles and 86 miles.

For many of our Tommy’s team members, the day was about more than just the cycle.

Tommy’s cyclist James Chapman took part in RideLondon a year to the day since he and his wife Katie tragically said goodbye to their first child Buddy, when they lost him 23 weeks into Katie’s pregnancy.

James and Katie

Katie told us, “I'm so proud of James for doing this ride on what was a very difficult day for both of us, the first anniversary of losing our son. But it was a fitting tribute to our little boy and I was cheering along madly with everyone else at the finish line. Tommy's is a charity close to our hearts and we are thrilled to be able to support the amazing work they do.”

James has gone on to raise an incredible £3,140 for Tommy’s which will help to fund vital research into pregnancy loss, and save babies’ lives. He and Katie are also expecting their rainbow baby later this year.

James said, “It was an honour to be part of Team Tommy's in the 2016 RideLondon. It was an emotional day for me but the adrenaline soon kicked in and I was pleased to get round in a good time. But the best feeling was knowing we'd raised over £3,000 for Tommy's. It's a wonderful charity and one I'm proud to support.”

We want to say a massive thank you to James and all of the other Team Tommy’s riders for their hard work and dedication.

You’re all amazing!

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