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Ironman takes on 100 mile bike ride

A contracts manager will be putting his pedal power to the test when he cycles 100-miles for hospice care.  
Mark Harbige  (cropped)
Mark Harbige, 54, who works for the Aston Group in Romford, has signed up for one of our exclusive places in the Prudential Ride London - Surrey 100 on Sunday, 29th July.  

He will be among 25,000 cyclists who will be setting off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, and taking in the capital's most iconic sights along the route, before passing through the beautiful Surrey Countryside - including two famous hills - and finishing outside Buckingham Palace in central London. Mark Harbige  

This will be the third time Mark has taken on the epic bike ride and it is part of his training for his fifth Ironman challenge later this year.   

"I love London and the Prudential is such an amazing experience," said Mark from Barking.   "You get to ride through the centre of London and there are two big hills to get over so it's great preparation for my next Ironman.   

"And best of all you finish along The Mall which is phenomenal!"  

Mark's reasons for supporting Saint Francis Hospice are two-fold. His step-daughter Charlotte Elliott's Nan Pauline was cared for by the charity before she died and this year Charlotte ran the London Marathon in her memory.                                                                                        Mark with his Bike 

And what's more, the Aston Group has been corporate supporters of the hospice for many years!  

There's still time to register for one of our exclusive places to join Mark and be part of TeamSFH.    

Book your place today click here or you can contact our events team on 01708 771 431 or by email at events@sfh.org.uk.