Let's go to Dorking, cycle 100 miles...

...And raise money for Headway

Prudential Ride London 2017, Richard Moon from Hunt & Coombs raises money for Headway

Personal injury solicitor Richard Moon will be joining around 25,000 other cyclists on Sunday for the Prudential Ride London 100, raising money for Headway Cambridgeshire.

Taking its inspiration from the London 2012 Olympic Road Race, the 100 mile route goes from the Olympic Park though London, out into the Surrey Hills before returning to finish on The Mall, following the Olympic course.

Richard has been spending the last few weeks in training to be ready for the big day.

“The countryside around Peterborough doesn’t have the sort of hills there will be in Surrey,” he said, “but I’ve been out on my bike most weekends and done a couple of 50 mile rides. Now all I have to do is two of them on the same day.”

Injuries suffered by cyclists have been in the news recently, and The Times has run a ‘Cities Fit For Cycling’ campaign, highlighting serious injuries and deaths on the roads. A significant number of serious cycling accidents involve head injuries, and the use of cycle helmets is recommended by the Highway Code and by road safety organisation Think!

Headway are a national charity providing support for the victims of brain injury and their families. Headway Cambridgeshire provide services in both Cambridge and at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough.

Richard, who deals with compensation claims resulting from head injuries, said,

“The thing that strikes me is how brain injury can affect anybody at any time. People involved in road accidents, victims of assault, stroke victims – without necessarily doing anything to put themselves in harm’s way, people can suffer life-changing injuries completely out of the blue. Headway do great work in helping not only the victims, but just as importantly their families, to get the necessary treatment, financial support and advice to help live with the effects of the injury, and to reach the maximum possible recovery.”

Read stories from survivors about how they have dealt with the effects of brain injury, and how Headway has been able to help.

The more money that can be raised for Headway, the more great work they can do to help people with the effects of a brain injury, visit Richard's JustGiving sponsorship page and help him to raise money for Headway.

Everyone at Hunt & Coombs would like to wish Richard the best of luck for the ride and well done for the money raised for Headway.

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