Palace to Palace has raised over £2.5million since its launch 10 years ago, to support disadvantaged young people into work.
Nearly 4,000 people took part in the 10th Palace to Palace bike ride yesterday, supported by Aramco, in aid of The Prince’s Trust.
The event took cyclists along a picturesque route from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, taking in some of London’s most iconic sites including Richmond Park, Hampton Court Palace and The Long Walk at Windsor Castle.
Riders had two distances to choose from, including the 45-mile Classic route, or a 90-mile Ultra route for those looking for a bigger challenge. Cycle Surgery provided riders with access to bike mechanics along the route, in case they encountered any issues.
In the last 10 years of Palace to Palace, over 1.2million miles have been cycled by those who have taken on the challenge, to raise money for disadvantaged young people to support them into work.
The event was also supported by Magic 105.4, whose breakfast show host Nick Snaith, completed the event, alongside other members of his team.
He said: “It was such a fantastic day, with an amazing atmosphere, although my back did start hurting around 25 miles! I know it costs around £2,000 for each young person to go through a Prince’s Trust programme, so it’s important to make that happen. Young people getting a job is now harder than ever, so The Prince’s Trust is more important than ever.
Previous years have seen well known names take part, including: Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Strictly Come Dancing’s Kristina Rhianoff and TV presenters Gabby Logan and Anna Williamson.