James cycles the London to Brighton Bike Ride
June 20 2012
On Sunday 17th June one of the Directors of the Currell Group, James Neilson, took part in the annual London to Brighton Bike Ride.
The event, in association with the British Heart Foundation, saw 27,000 cyclists take on the 54-mile route between the capital and the seaside town.
James’ day began at 5.15 a.m. when he left Enfield in as part of a seven-man cycling unit and headed towards the starting point at Clapham Common.
James said: “The tubes weren’t allowing bikes on the underground, so we had to drive early in the morning. Fortunately a client offered two more cycle racks to allow 4 of us with bikes to get down to Clapham Common.”
The race officially began at 7.00 a.m. but due to the sheer volume of cyclists, people were released in waves meaning James and his friends set off at 7.45 a.m. towards Brighton.
There were plenty of characters to keep James amused such as Where’s Wally? and a girl dressed as Pocahontas who provided plenty of motivation for him and his crew.
James finished the ride in four hours 16 minutes hitting speeds of up 50mph as he raced back down the better side of dreaded Ditchling Hill. James noted that this experience left “lots of dead flies on your teeth”.
After receiving an amazing reception in Brighton, James was thrilled to finish and despite his septet being broken up he managed to finish with three of his companions.
James was raising funds and awareness for the British Heart Foundation and if you wish to donate please go to;
posted at 3:45 PM by Christian Thomas