Our news

Back to main news

Join Hospice supporters in Thames Ditton for Prudential RideLondon Event

Tuesday 18 July

Princess Alice Hospice supporters will be out in force on Sunday 30 July to watch the Prudential RideLondon cycle event, which starts at 6am in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

The place to see all of the action and cheer on the riders is the Thames Ditton Supporters Hub at Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton. It is run by volunteers to help raise vital funds for the Hospice and Thames Ditton Cricket Club.

During the day there will be plenty of attractions to keep the whole family amused. Refreshments will be available in the form of a licensed bar, tea/coffee/cake stand, delicious BBQ, Bratwurst Stall, and ice cream vans.  For the younger ones there will be face painting, a fun fair, music from the Capital Radio Bus and opportunities to join in with football (Esher FC) and cricket (Thames Ditton CC)!

Hub Event Director, Danny Russell, says, “With many of our local roads closed during the day we wanted to provide an opportunity for the local community to come together to enjoy this hugely successful event. Thames Ditton Supporters Hub at Giggs Hill Green will be a great place to watch the cyclists and will be open all day – from the first amateur rider in the morning to the final professional rider in the afternoon. We have organised everything you could possibly want to make your day special and the money we raise will go to Princess Alice Hospice and our hosts, Thames Ditton Cricket Club “.

Tim Iredale, from the Hospice Events Team, added, “We have over 20 people taking part in the challenge to raise vital funds for the Hospice. The Prudential RideLondon event is a really exciting opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to follow the route made famous by the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins during the 2012 Olympics. We’ll be at Giggs Hill Green to cheer on our supporters who are taking part as they whizz past and soak up the brilliant party atmosphere.”

So, if you are in Thames Ditton on Sunday 30 July, come along and join us for a fantastic family day while helping to raise money for a great local charity.