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Susan joined us with her friend Gill last year for the first Easter Bunny Ride. This year she’s among those who signed up one more time. She shared her experience and fundraising tips with us. 

 

What was the best moment of last year’s ride?

The weather we had last year was perfect and helped to make the ride a great success. As it was the first time we had run the ride it was great to have the support that we received from the 15 participants that joined Gill and I on our fun jaunt. The icing on the cake is knowing that the money raised would be going towards more people being enabled to have fun on wheels.

 

Why did you sign up this year?

It was so much fun last year that it was already decided as last year’s ride ended that we would want to be involved again this year.

 

What fundraising tips can you share with other participants?

Make sure to set up and promote a Virgin Money Giving page. Last year, I made some laminated posters to attach to my bike and outfit to raise awareness and to let people know why we were dressed as bunnies on such a warm day. Also take along a money box or empty purse to put any additional donations in on the day.

 

Where are you going to do you ride?

We are starting at the Blackheath Tea Hut on the edge of the heath. We’ll go through Greenwich Park along to the O2 to take the Emirates Cable Car across the river. It offers amazing views and great experience, especially for those taking their first trip. And the cable car is bike-friendly!

After that we make our way through Beckton Park to the Greenway arriving at the QEOP for a refreshment break. There just might be some chocolate treats on offer.

We’ll then head back along the canal paths past Canary Wharf onto the Thames Path. There, we’ll cross back to Greenwich via the foot tunnel. Back through Greenwich Park up the hill which was more fun whizzing down at the start of the ride. We’ll finish back where we started at the Tea Hut.

 

Can you tell us a bit more about your cycling experience?

I got back into cycling in 2011. Since then I have become totally addicted. I became a British Cycling Ride Leader in May 2014 and became a Breeze Champion for British Cycling’s Women only rides in September 2014. Since then I have gone on to lead many rides including Ride Socials and it is through being a Ride Leader that I found out about Wheels for Wellbeing having lead a Guided Ride from the Croydon Centre. Always up for a challenge; my experience is wide and varying and love to ride anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

 

Thank you. 

 

Want to join the Easter Bunny Ride? You can still sign up. Find out more by emailing Alice@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk or calling 0207 346 84 82.