6 UCLUCC riders Calvin Cheung Obi Winter Peter Aruffo Lucy Wright Patrick Senior Jing Han were blessed with good weather and calm winds in the 2016 Prudential Ride London.
Calvin and Peter started early at the business end of the course at 6.00 and 6.14 respectively but Calvin suffered an early puncture and lost contact with the front peloton, with Peter pulling a roaring 100+ strong peloton past. After some peloton skipping and some good fortune, Calvin managed to get back to contact with Peter at the last 5 miles, with Peter emptying his reserves to lead Calvin out for a wacky bunch sprint. Peter finished with UCLUCC's fastest time of 4h 10min, closely followed by Calvin's 4h 25min including the puncture delay.
Meanwhile, Patrick was sensible and proved diligent in managing his energy reserves, crossing the line like he had just went for a caj walk in the park, in a very respectable 4h 36 min.
Obi and UCLUCC girls Lucy and Jing all finished in respectable moving times of a shade over 5 hours. Obi and Jing were unfortunate having been delayed for over an hour due to two serious incidents which happened in front. Lucy managed to avoid this, and claimed to have "made a new BFFL who both suffered together".
Lots of £ was raised for FarmAfrica, many miles crunched and calories burnt on two wheels. A great ride by all at UCLUCC and we hope to ride again next year!