Local businessman Chris Lye, who owns and runs the Ipswich office of at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, joined over 15,000 other cyclists putting pedal to the metal in order to complete the famous RideLondon – Surrey 100 event, raising £778 for Alzheimer’s Society in the process.
The 2013 RideLondon-Surrey event celebrated the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sponsored by Prudential, the annual 100 mile race began at the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and took riders of all abilities on a spectacular route through the capital and into some of Surrey’s stunning countryside, finally finishing at The Mall in central London.
Having just about recovered from the race, Chris commented, “The ride certainly put me through my paces but thanks to the noisy Alzheimer’s Society supporters whom I spotted along the away, I was able to put on a brave face. Grinning through the pain barrier I finished in just 6 and half hours and managed to beat my personal target!"
“Owning a business which specialises in looking after older people in their own homes, Alzheimer’s Society is a charity which is extremely important to me. I was keen to really get behind them in order to raise money for the fantastic support services they offer to older people in and around East Suffolk."