Cillian Devlin completed a gruelling 100 mile cycle race in order to raise money for Save the Children. Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the 100 mile Prudential RideLondon race follows the same route used during the 2012 Olympics. Cillian and the other brave cyclists headed out into the Surrey countryside, conquering some steep hills before returning to Central London to finish on The Mall.
Cillian set out on the endurance race to raise money for Save the Children. As a Financial Director at the Cambian Group, part of the CareTech family, Cillian sees the great work of children’s services every day and wanted to give back to children across the world facing terrible circumstances. He raised £450 and will also receive a £250 donation from the CareTech Foundation through the match-funding which is available to all staff within the CareTech family, including Cambian Group staff.
Having set off at 6.30 in the morning, Cillian managed to finish the race in 5 hours and 53 minutes. He was lucky with the weather and managed to only stop once for a refill of water. This isn’t Cillian’s first endurance race, as he completed the London Marathon three years ago. Next, he plans to swim the Serpentine in Hyde Park.
Cillian said: “The support on the day was spectacular, with people lining the streets to cheer everyone and anyone on. It’s those cheers that get going and push you that little bit harder. It’s a wonderful feeling!”
Cillian celebrates completing the 100 mile race