31 Jul Local man tackled Prudential Ride100 event in aid of Southend Hospital
By Matthew Martino
This past weekend, Rayleigh local Kevin, 56, made the most of his weekend as he tackled the Prudential Ride100 event in aide of Southend Hospital.
Kevin, of Hilary Crescent, Rayleigh, had signed up for the popular cycling fixture on behalf of the Sainsbury convenience store in Eastwood Road, Rayleigh where he works as a customer service assistant and which has adopted the Southend stroke unit as its charity of the year.
He admits: “My bike usually just stays in the garage and comes out every so often.”
Prior to the event he admitted that he is committed to covering the 100-mile route, which starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and heads out to Surrey before finishing in The Mall.
He says: “I know I can do the distance. I have just got to keep focused and keep pedalling.”
The Sainsbury store has already raised more than £2k for the hospital as part of its charity partnership and Kevin hopes his endeavours will boost that total still further. He is one of a number of supporters who rode for Southend Hospital yesterday.