Dame Kelly Holmes takes on cycling challenge

Kieran Howells
Dame Kelly Holmes takes on cycling challenge

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes MBE, fresh from the London Marathon, will ride the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 on Sunday 31 July.

She continues her quest to raise £250,000 for five charities: The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Hospice in the Weald, Myeloma UK, Pickering Cancer Centre and Mind UK.

The prudential RideLondon -- Surrey 46 is the latest event to be added to the festival of cycling and was launched by Sir Bradley Wigins earlier this year. Created for novice riders, the 46 is perfect for riders like Holmes who are taking on their first mass participation cycling challenge.

Holmes commented: "I've never taken part in a mass participation cycling event before but i'm looking forward to it. I'll be doing whatever I can to enjoy the event and get stuck in with everybody else, but i'll be very honest and open with everyone that I'm a complete noice on the bike and if you go past me, good on you!"

Around 3,500 riders are expected on the start line at 9am on Sunday 31 July. More information on the event can be found here.

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