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Friends to do Prudential Ride London challenge for Havering’s Saint Francis Hospice

PUBLISHED: 16:49 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 16 May 2017

Three friends, Aaron Stewart, Daniel Thevathason, and Lee Rhodes will cycle 100 miles through the capital and Surrey countryside to raise money for charity. Picture: Anita McCarthy/Saint Francis Hospice

Three friends, Aaron Stewart, Daniel Thevathason, and Lee Rhodes will cycle 100 miles through the capital and Surrey countryside to raise money for charity. Picture: Anita McCarthy/Saint Francis Hospice

Anita McCarthy/Saint Francis Hospice

Cycle enthusiasts who fancy a new challenge are being invited to join three friends taking part in epic fundraising event.

Aaron Stewart, 33, Millfield Close, Hornchurch, and Daniel Thevathason, 34, Marshalls Drive, Romford, and Lee Rhodes, 33, Milan Walk, Brentwood, will pedal 100 miles for Saint Francis Hospice, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower.

More than 25,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the Prudential Ride London challenge, cycling through London and the Surrey countryside.

“Saint Francis Hospice is a charity that is very close to all of us as it has supported our family and friends,” said Aaron.

“I know Lee and his wife Becci have been supporting the hospice for many years with various fundraising events so when he asked me and Dan to take part in the ride, it was something we didn’t hesitate in doing.”

The event takes place on Sunday, July 30.

And to get themselves ready, the pals completed a 54-mile ride in Windsor in March and will complete a 68-mile ride in July.

“We are feeling good about the challenge actually,” said Aaron.

“It was a good test doing [the] 54 mile ride and we have been stepping up our training since then.

“During June we are all going to Italy, and we have spoken about doing some cycling whilst [there] to keep our training going.

“We have all put down that our aim is to complete it in around 6 hours 30 minutes, but I would hope we could do it in under 6 hours - we will see.”

The ride starts at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and finishes at the Mall in Central London.

To get involved and help raise cash for the hospice visit sfh.org.uk

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