30 April 2015
Nearly two decades since our own Ben Carter thought he had hung up his cycling shorts for good, this summer will see him return to two wheels to take part in the Prudential Ride London.As a member of the We Hate Hills and Wind Cycling Team (WHHW), Ben will be riding in aid of The British Forces Foundation (BFF) in the annual London-Surrey 100. The ride, which takes place the first weekend of August, starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before following the 100-mile 2012 Olympics closed-road route through the capital and into the Surrey countryside before returning to central London and finishing on The Mall.Since its formation in 2006, WHHW – described as a social club made up of cyclists – has raised over £250,000 for various UK and international charities and will be hoping to raise a significant amount again for BFF. Now and then – Ben in training for London 2015 and competing aged 18 (Centre)But such an endurance test is not a mere one-off for Ben, who has form on two wheels. In his youth, and for almost 8 years, he was a semi-professional cyclist based in France but competing all over Europe. It was only the opportunity to gain a Sports Science qualification that saw him finally pack up his Lycra, and cycling’s loss was eventually Icon Relocation’s gain.We’ll be following Ben’s training and Ride progress over the coming weeks via our twitter feed – @IconRelocation – but if you’re inspired to find out more about the Prudential Ride London event then just click here, while information about the BFF can be found here.