‘Grantham Peloton’ will take on 100-mile charity ride

The 'Grantham Peloton' will take part in the Prudential Ride London 100 on Sunday, July 30, 2017. From left are John Cussell, Stuart Wade, Laura Graves, Chris Graves and Roger Graves.
The 'Grantham Peloton' will take part in the Prudential Ride London 100 on Sunday, July 30, 2017. From left are John Cussell, Stuart Wade, Laura Graves, Chris Graves and Roger Graves.

Businessmen and friends Roger Graves and John Cussell will be taking part in this year’s challenging charity ride Prudential Ride London 100.

John decided to take part in the ride with Roger, having turned 70. Both men are known for their work on the annual RotarySwimarathon in Grantham.

Having missed out on the ballot, they secured Golden Tickets with Macmillan Cancer Support for the 100-mile bike ride on closed roads around London and Surrey, including the famous Leith and Box Hills which were used in the 2012 Olympics.

Roger and John have been joined by ‘Sunday morning rider’ Stuart Wade, who is doing it to celebrate his 50th birthday later this year.

Roger’s son Chris and daughter Laura have decided to join as well and the team is calling itself the ‘Grantham Peloton’. They aim to complete the ride in six hours and 30 minutes, and while Chris and Roger have done the ride before in a quicker time, they have all pledged to complete the course togther.

Various activities are being planned to help secure their target of £3,000, including two charity meals at the Everest Inn, Grantham, on June 12 and 26. Tickets are £25 each and can be obtained from John Cussell Jewellers or HSBC.

Anyone wishing to support and donate can do so via www.justgiving.com