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Riz races in the London to Brighton Bike Ride 2019 | British Heart Foundation

This past Sunday (16th June 2019), 15,000 cyclists took part in the British Heart Foundation’s flagship cycling event, the London to Brighton Bike Ride, raising an incredible £2 million. Partner and co-Founder of RA Accountants, Riz Akhtar, joined the fundraising cyclists to wave the RA banner.

Established in 1976, the race is held 2-3 times a year and is surprisingly longer than two grand marathons and longer than the channel.

The cyclists started in the early hours in Clapham Common, London, with the anticipation of cycling 55 miles towards the finish line on Brighton Beach – whatever the weather. Following a beautiful but very wet route the cyclists travelled through the tranquil Surrey and Sussex countryside. One tough challenge was the Ditchling Beacon which is a mile long, 248-metre-tall chalk hill (which boasts stunning panoramic views).

After the event, Riz celebrated the day by having a nice hot bath and his signature cup of tea.

Riz commented, “Despite the strong winds and ice cold rain, it was an amazing experience and challenge. All the cyclists were in high spirits and supporting each other and it was an inspiring time hearing other people’s stories on their reasons of getting involved. With all the work BHF do nationally, I wanted to make my own contribution toward such a remarkable cause and charity.”

Money raised in relation to the event will go towards funding vital research that will help researches understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat heart and circulatory diseases which claims the lives of 170,000 people in the UK every year. Every donation counts. 

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