Whatever the weather, we’ll always deliver.
And deliver we did! Through wind, rain and more wind, 19 brave volunteers and MyBnk staff battled the elements to complete the Pru Ride 100 and raise over £10,000 for financial education for young people.
Broken spokes, a few tumbles – it was tough out there on the 100 mile journey through London’s landmarks and the Surrey hills. Those looking for a good time were blown backwards. Those looking to survive were soaked through, arriving tired and chilled at the finish.
Congratulations to all the MyBnk riders, some of whom were out on the course for seven hours. Well done for facing the physical and mental pressure.
I for one, reached a low-point, battering into the wind on the approach to the foot of Newlands Hill, still five miles short of halfway. Thoughts of the short-cut to avoid Leath Hill entered my head. With rain jacket soaked through and socks squishing I made the turn onto Leath and felt the wind blowing behind me; the top marked the start of several miles of downhill riding and the knowledge I was going to make it.
A special shout out to our volunteers Mike from MUFG and my son Theo who completed the event in just under five hours! A tremendous effort from a pair of serious cyclists.
There is still time to donate. Each £20 raised will enable our experts to arm a young person with the skills to be able to take control of their finances and reduce the risk of debt and poverty.
Why support financial education for young people?
- The U.K.’s personal debt is £1.5 trillion.
- Almost half of workers have less than £100 in savings.
- Just four in ten young people receive any form of money lessons at school.
Just click here and select a rider to donate.
Thank you for all your help.
Guy Rigden, MyBnk, Chief Executive Officer.