Nick takes on 100 mile cycle challenge in memory of childhood friend

29th July 2015

Nick Hobbs is one of 12 of our supporters taking on a challenging 100 mile cycle ride through London and the Surrey hills on Sunday.

Nick, who lost his childhood friend to cardiomyopathy, is part of our team in the Ride London 100 festival of cycling.

He is riding in memory of his friend Mike Polden who died suddenly aged 20 from cardiomyopathy while out running 14 years ago.

Nick Hobbs in Ride London 100

Nick, 33 and from Chelmsford, hopes to raise £1,000 to add to the £7,000 he and three other team mates raised for our charity in a cycle from San Francisco to San Diego in America three years ago.

To support him go here.

The Ride London festival of cycling was launched two years ago to help to encourage more people to cycle more often and more safely in London.

Thousands of professional and amateur cyclists have been joined by thousands of spectators on the route which is closed to traffic.

Nick said: “I’m really looking forward to being able to ride around London very fast and not be held up by traffic.”

Cardiomyopathy UK fundraising manager Bex Noble said: “We are very grateful to all our riders. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have an amazing time. We also want to say thank you to all their supporters for sponsoring them and turning out on the day to cheer them on. “        

If you’d like to take part in the cycle for Cardiomyopathy UK, email us  or call us on 01494 791224.