AN IRISH couple have completed an intensive 100-mile cycle to raise over £6,500 for a children’s charity and victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Michael and Adeline Roche took part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event, raising more than £2,600 in the process.
This was £1,000 more than their online target and the St. James’s Place foundation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, more than matched the funds bringing the total to over £6,500 so far.
The money will be used to help victims of the Grenfell disaster as well as the charity Hope and Homes for Children, which aims to eradicate orphanage-based care systems worldwide.
Despite windy conditions and punctures on the day, Michael and Adeline both achieved their individual goals, with Adeline the fastest female on one section of the course.
And three punctures didn’t hold her up, with two helpful and entertaining Irish men who were heading home after a night stopping to help repair one of the punctures.
Michael and Adeline were cycling on behalf of the St James’s Place Foundation, which funds projects for disadvantaged children.
The foundation is the charitable arm of the St James’s Place Wealth Management Group and as it is celebrating its 25th year, it had pledged to double match all contributions made to its core charities this year.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is a 100-mile begins at the Olympic Park in Stratford and wends its way through Surrey before ending at The Mall in central London.