CHERRY TREES IS NO LONGER TAKING SIGN-UPS FOR THE EVENT. FOR OUR EXISTING TEAM AND THEIR SUPPORTERS, WE WILL KEEP IN TOUCH VIA EMAIL AND ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, thank you for your interest (21st May 2020). 

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If you would like to ride for a charity which is based on the course of the race route, is there for families who need our support with respite care for a child with disabilities and think you can hit £500 in sponsorship, we want to hear from you. 

HOW TO SIGN UP: 

Places are available now and we ask for a deposit of just £40 to secure your place. Please complete the attached sign-up form and then email to: [email protected] FAO Anna to start your fundraising journey. note: all riders for the PRU100 must be 18 on the day of the event. 

PRUDENTIAL2020_signupform.docx

WHAT CAN I EXPECT ? 

Riding for Cherry Trees will see you supported along the way with fundraising, offers of group training ride-outs and information to share with your friends and family about the very special and unique cause you could be raising money for.

We are a small charity, but we keep in touch with our riders on a one to one basis, can answer any queries along the way and also try to help promote your fundraising efforts to our loyal supporters. There is an option to visit the charity you are raising money for to see the work we do for families, learn more about the children we support and most essentially why we are here for families. 

Our animated and playful Cherry cycle vest is unique, fun and distinctive, and we are proud to see people wearing for it. We hope you will say yes to signing up through Cherry Trees and can feel proud too! 

Cherry Trees is here for 115 families with children with advanced disabilities and complex learning difficulties. That means we can step in and provide a few fun hours of activities to young people who come to us for a respite visit and in turn their families can have a few hours break from caring, knowing their child is well cared for when here in a safe environment that feels like a home from home. 

Our values are to be fun, challenge and be a force for good - can you live by the same values by signing up for us ? 

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We’ve taken the leg-work (!) out of finding some useful training tips for you as part of our promise to help you complete this challenge. 

ROAD SAFETY AND RIDING WELL

https://youtu.be/IemHK1Xa4z4

Training in pairs or a group? Well worth the 5 minutes to watch this for road safety and etiquette.

 

GREAT LINKS FOR BEING IN THE SADDLE:

  • CYCLING YOUR FIRST 100 MILES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTedBw7xlSs

Perfect for first time Pru 100 riders.

 

  • HOW TO TRAIN FOR ULTRA ENDURANCE CYCLING:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2mEtxqjfak

Talks about riding centuries, has some realistic tips including riding back to back and the mental preparation needed for performance.

 

  • HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR V02 MAX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlbqkKFgBhw

Don’t know what this is? It’s the science bit, which explains how you can increase your oxygen capacity, hang in there to hear 3 techniques you can easily build into your training

  • 7 WAYS YOU’RE SLOWING YOURSELF DOWN WITHOUT REALISING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Hl9RsSGj0

Loved this video – all about how to better approach some of the tougher sections on rides, such as tackling hills and how to better use your brakes by judging how hard and when to pull them

 

  • 7 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR AVERAGE SPEED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4pcX_GMmuM

Slowly slowly, nice and surely – the value of pacing yourself, sweet spot training, eating when in the saddle and considering aerodynamics- that cycle jersey is tight for a reason!

 

  • 3 WAYS TO BECOME A STRONGER CYCLIST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl3_zQ5HDjQ

Great little video- short and sharp on becoming stronger and ways to think about training

 

  • HOW TO HANG TOUGH ON A HILL CLIMB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbXjN9fo3bg

Training in a group, finding those hills leave you gasping? This is a really good clip explaining how the weather can impact on your climbs, how to mentally handle the suffering of climbs and how to avert the mind from the pain – distractions work!

 

  • HOW TO STOP CRAMP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDw5-KFuZIA

The importance of hydration, sodium and getting a real sweat on can all help mitigate that aching nagging feeling of cramp

 

FOOD AND DRINK:

HOW TO MAKE ENERGY GELS WORK FOR YOU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm13kCZm2ME

 

HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO CYCLISTS NEED?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEBp5BpnGd8

Covers snacks, amino acids and is relevant for both veggies and carnivores. They talk you through what can be eaten in training – combining foods and putting meals together with different components to keep you strong!

 

MUSIC – the power to push you on and find your rhythm for indoor cycling:

Whether or not it’s Rage against the Machine, Eye of The Tiger of a blast of Whitney Houston’s power ballads that get you through intense exercise sessions, we’ve all got our ‘go-to’ musical motivators.

 Lots of you will likely be going to spin classes or maybe using the indoor bike in the gym more in preparation for your ride, so in keeping with music favoured by spin sessions, check out some of these belters – favouring harder dance, break-downs, bouncy crops and trance break downs sure to keep those pedals spinning !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHw7T2sjQlc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKzxdkAzQFo

 

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Deposit for PRU 100 2020

Decrease Increase £40.00