Prudential RideLondon 2017

The Prudential RideLondonSurrey was born out of the 2012 Olympics and sees hundreds of cyclists take on the same route as the Olympians did. 

Starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday July 30th cyclists follow a route on closed roads through London then out into leafy Surrey taking in Box Hill and Leith Hill.

The end of the cycle is spectacular and finishes along The Mall outside Buckingham Palace.

We are thrilled this year to have seven cyclists riding for Thrive in this fantastic event, including our own Business Development Manager Sandy Fitzgerald.

While it's too late to Ride for Thrive now, you can show your support by cheering them along on the day (click here for the route map) or sponsor them. 

Sandy Fitzgerald and Dave Wright (aka The Wonston Wheelers!- pictured below)
Scott Tickner
Daron Gardener

And...Nick Ivil (pictured below) a client gardener at Thrive will be cycling the 46-mile route on a tandem with his friend . He is doing his own fundraising but if you would like to make a donation, click here, and put that you want it to go to Nick in the comments section, or give us a ring on 0118 988 5688.


In 2016, ten keen cyclists raised more than £6,000 for Thrive. 

Daron Gardener (left), said: "It was a fantastic event. It gave me focus and a challenge to keep riding and my motivation to finish in a good time was knowing that the money was going towards enabling people to reach their full potential.

David Welling was 'volunteered’ by his wife Denise who has helped Thrive out at our Beech Hill gardens and he raised a magnificent £1,118.

Horticultural Therapist Richard Jones (right) is the longest serving member of staff at Thrive and has worked at the Battersea site for 25 years.

Richard, who is 57-years-old, said he was inspired by others entering similar events and by the Thrive team that took part before. He raised a massive £1,160.

"I started cycling to work about a year ago, starting off twice a week and gradually increasing the frequency," he said.

"It was a fantastic experience and if I can do it, anyone can!"