Bishop's Stortford gym spinning instructor Denise Allsopp cycles Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for charity
Bishop's Stortford spinning class instructor Denise Allsopp has ticked off a challenge from her bucket list by completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bicycle ride.
The multi-sport coach, who teaches at Snap Fitness UK gym in Adderley Road, completed the epic feat in eight hours, 30 minutes and 21 seconds to raise £200 for charity Tom's Trust.
Denise cycled 100 miles (161km) from the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, through Chiswick and out into Surrey as far as Forest Green before looping back to central London and the finish line at The Mall earlier this month.
"Completing the Prudential Ride 100-mile is a bucket list experience that I've always wanted to participate in," said Denise. "Cycling for Tom's Trust means I can raise vital funds for children diagnosed with a brain tumour whilst doing something I love."
The Bishop's Stortford Running Club member has also completed the London and Brighton marathons and Man v Horse, a 22-mile (35km) race where runners compete against riders on horseback in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells.
Tom's Trust provides innovative and pioneering clinical psychology for children diagnosed with a brain tumour and supports their families in the East of England at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, from diagnosis throughout treatment and beyond.
It was founded in July 2011 after Andrew and Deborah Whiteley's nine-year-old son, Tom, died in November 2010 after a battle with a brain tumour.
Deborah said: "Denise trained so hard for this event. We're incredibly grateful for all the hard work that she's put in to raise much-needed funds to change the lives of children with brain tumours and their families.''
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