The organisers of Prudential RideLondon have announced that riders in the 2017 events raised £12.75 million for charity to set a new European record for a cycling event, beating the previous record of £12 million.
It means cyclists have raised more than £53 million for charity over the first five years of the cycling festival.
Denise Turner-Stewart, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “After another year of record-breaking fundraising for good causes, the tally now stands at £53million over five years – a fantastic achievement which highlights the wider benefits of the Prudential RideLondon events. All those who helped towards this huge sum deserve our sincere thanks and I’m looking forward to welcoming riders back to Surrey next summer.”
More information can be found in a media release from Prudential RideLondon.