​​My Prudential RideLondon

Take part in Prudential RideLondon from your own home and raise vital funds for The Prostate Project. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll and we need your help and support more than ever. We’re inviting you to get on your bike – or scooter, skateboard, trike, tandem, penny farthing, unicycle – to fundraise for us as part of a campaign to help save the UK’s charities.​

About My Prudential RideLondon

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on charities, with the UK charity sector facing an estimated £10 billion shortfall in funding.

It’s also meant thousands of events across the country have been cancelled, including Prudential RideLondon: the world’s greatest festival of cycling, which has raised more than £77 million for thousands of charities since it began in 2013.

While it can’t go ahead as planned this year, we are keeping the wheels moving and celebrating the festival weekend of 15 and 16 August with a virtual event: My Prudential RideLondon.

This is an exciting, FREE event that can be done anywhere in the world. It aims to inspire people of all ages and abilities and given them the chance to tackle a range of distances based on the events included in the traditional Prudential RideLondon weekend, whilst raising much-needed funds for their favourite charities.  

How can I get involved?

We’d love you to join in and be a part of it.  Just follow these four simple steps:

  • Register: visit myridelondon.co.uk and select your challenge. There are three cycling distances to choose from (19 mile, 46 mile or 100 mile), or you can invent your own My FreeCycle wheeled challenge - you can do any distance or challenge you like to set yourself. This could be stunts on your BMX bike, 3 times riding round your housing estate, toddlers on trikes around the play park field, or scootering to grandma's house and back. The challenge is really up to you and you do not need to be skilled at biking to take part..  Just before the event weekend of 15 and 16 August, you’ll be able to download the My Prudential RideLondon app – from here you can track and log your ride.
  • Fundraise: The site will also provide a link to Virgin Money Giving where you can set up your fundraising page and let people know you’re supporting us so they can sponsor you
  • Participate: set your wheels in motion and complete your challenge anywhere, at any time, over the weekend of 15 and 16 of August.
  • Nominate: encourage your family and friends to take part and help save the UK’s charities. Spread the word on social media too by using the hashtag #MyPRL when posting about the event - don't forget to tag us so we can share your photos!

​Raise £10, raise £100, raise £1000 - the amount doesn't matter, the support and your help does. So, if you can, please support us.​

Why support the Prostate Project?

The COVID-19 crisis has meant that a number of fundraising events and opportunities for us to raise money have been cancelled or postponed. We need you to get on your bike to support our Waging War against Prostate Cancer Campaign, especially as prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. We are actively campaigning to increase awareness of prostate cancer symptoms and to encourage men to visit their GP, because if the disease is caught early, cure rates are excellent. The fight is on to reduce the unnecessary deaths of 11,700 men every year. 

For more information or support, please contact us at info@prostate-project.org.uk

Another offensive we are fighting is the urgent need to continue to invest in cancer research to develop new and better treatments for prostate cancer, and new diagnostics to determine whether the cancer is aggressive or slow growing. Our research team, led by Prof Hardev Pandha at the University of Surrey is leading the way, developing a new simple blood test to determine whether a man’s prostate cancer has morphed into a new aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer which requires different treatments to the ones they are currently receiving. ​ The shocking statistic is currently only 30% of men with advanced prostate cancer survive 5 years

They are also working on a brand new immunotherapeutic approach using a ‘cancer-killing’ virus to invigorate the immune cells in prostate cancers. This will make them responsive to powerful new immunotherapy drugs (called immune checkpoint inhibitors) that the team is also developing. By teaching the body’s immune system to target and destroy the cancer cells, this will result in long term tumour control in patients and prolong their life expectancy. 

​​​giving men a better chance of beating prostate cancer