Thousands of supporters gathered at the spectacular Windsor Castle to welcome 3,200 riders to the finish line of Palace to Palace this Sunday.
Joining the riders were Magic FM DJs Lemar Obika, Harriet Scott and Tom Price. Cheering them on was celebrity chef and celebrity Ambassador, Melissa Hemsley.
Those taking part enjoyed a picturesque cycling route from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, taking in some of London’s most iconic sites including Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace. The event offered two routes, 45 miles or 90 miles, providing a challenge for all cycling abilities.
Palace to Palace, supported by Delta Air Lines, is the flagship challenge event for The Prince’s Trust, and has raised over £4.1 million for The Trust over the past thirteen years. These vital funds enable the charity to support young people to improve their lives, and take the next steps into work, education or training.
Melissa Hemsley, Prince’s Trust celebrity Ambassador said:
It was a pleasure to support all the riders and fundraisers taking part in the Palace to Palace ride today. Thousands of cyclists have put in hard work training and raising vital funds for The Prince’s Trust. I want to say congratulations to all the fundraisers and cyclists, as their efforts will make a crucial difference to the lives of young people around the country.
Lemar Obika, Prince’s Trust supporter said:
This is the first time I have taken part in Palace to Palace for The Prince’s Trust. It is a fantastic route to cycle, and the funds raised support young people to transform their lives. I’d urge anyone thinking about setting themselves a challenge to sign up for Palace to Palace in 2019. I can’t recommend it enough!
Corneel Koster, Delta Air Lines’ senior vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, said:
In our first year as the headline sponsor of Palace to Palace, our 70-strong team from across the world was proud to get on their bikes to raise valuable funds for The Prince’s Trust. It was a fantastic day and we’re thrilled to see that more than £4.1 million has been donated to such an important cause.
We had lots of fun activities for our riders friends and family at our festival finish including the ability to capture memories from the day with Showtime Photo Booth
with their GIF Booth.