Ed Mackenzie Smith, Managing Director of Mackenzie Smith Property Consultants is taking on the challenge of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 in early August, an event celebrating the cycling legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Ed and fellow cyclists will follow a 100 mile route on closed roads through London and into the stunning Surrey countryside and back to finish on The Mall in the shadow of Buckingham Palace.
Ed enjoys getting out in the summer and doing some miles on the road bike, cycling through the countryside to unwind and revitalise, and has decided to put the hobby to good use; setting a personal challenge to complete the 100 miles in the 8.5 hour time limit whilst raising money for the Outward Bound Trust.
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity, the UK’s leading provider of bursary-assisted outdoor learning. Founded in 1941 the Trust was initially a survival school for merchant seamen, aiming to help individuals become more independent, self aware and able to cope with the challenges of life. This philosophy was refocused to young people, teaching life lessons and survival skills through adventure and challenges, to help them realise their potential and raise ambitions of what they might be capable of achieving in life.
Ed will be training in preparation during June and July for the 100 mile challenge; his target is to raise £1000 for the Outward Bound Trust.