Last call for cycling enthusiasts - CARE's Gold Bike Ride, a charity bike ride that follows the Olympic route, will take place on Saturday 23 June.
A team of employees from Deloitte is the latest team to join the ride which is supported by CITY A.M. and will see participants take to the saddle one month before the Olympic cyclists.
Team member Janice Wong, Assistant Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions explains the team's motivation: "We thought this was a rare opportunity to be seized. Not many people get to ride the Olympic course!"
Beginning and ending in Putney, the ride follows the Olympic route through Richmond Park, along the Thames, followed by the scenic North Downs and the famous Box Hill. Participants will cycle a minimum of 65 miles and a maximum of 130.
Deloitte join corporate teams from companies including Moneycorp, UBS, Scottish Widows, Rabobank, Morgan Stanley, Coutts and many more. The ride is also open to individuals and groups of friends who want to get active to support CARE. The route will be fully marked and there will be guides to help cyclists on their way. The fundraising target also includes refreshments and lunch so this is the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
Head of CARE Challenge Events, Neil Munro, said: "The Olympics is a unique event where every country in the world is given a fair chance. CARE's Gold Bike ride embraces the spirit of the Olympics to fund CARE's work, to give people a fair chance at the more basic things in life: food, shelter, education, healthcare and human rights. We urge supporters to join us for what promises to be a fantastic day!"
Places are still available on the CARE Gold Bike Ride. For further information please visit www.carechallenge.org.uk/gold or call 020 70916111.