Ricky’s ride to help save lives

11th August 2014


Many of us will know someone touched by cancer, but few of us do anything about raising money to help.

Not the case for Baywater Healthcare employee, Ricky Smith, who decided it was time he raised some funds for an organisation that cancer sufferers rely on, Macmillan Cancer, by taking part in the Prudential ‘Ride London’ 100-mile cycle event.

Participants started as early as 6am cycling from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, through the City of London, across Hampton Court Bridge made famous by the London 2012 Olympic Games and down through the Surrey countrywide, before heading back across the River Thames for a final time, past some of London’s most famous landmarks and concluding with a spectacular finish on The Mall.

Finishing in 7 hours, 14 minutes, Ricky said: ‘It was great to take part and a really good experience.  Thanks to all of my colleagues, my wife and my kids who came to support me, it really lifted me seeing them standing at the side of the road shouting encouragement.  I know every penny I’ve raised will be much appreciated by Macmillan Cancer and the families they support.’