Ben Owen came up with the idea of cycling around all of London’s prisons, making this the latest in the New Bridge series of Cycle Challenges.
Having heard that a group of cyclists were going round all of London’s professional and semi-professional football grounds, Ben tweaked the concept to do a cycle ride covering all of London’s eight prisons!
The ride is set to begin at Feltham Young Offenders and moves onto Wormwood Scrubs, Holloway, Pentonville, Belmarsh, Brixton, Wandsworth before finishing up at Latchmere House, and an open prison near Richmond.
Most of the 65 mile-odd ride that they’ll be riding on Sunday September 19th will be using the back streets, parks and the canals of the capital. It’s going to be a fantastic way to see London.
Ben has plotted the whole route for you to look at on www.bikely.com, simply type any of the above prisons into their search engine and you’ll find the leg that arrives or departs from that prison.
Every penny raised will be for the recruitment and training of more volunteers; working to prevent crime by befriending prisoners, many of whom have no contact with the outside world. New Bridge relies on donations so its volunteers can provide vital links to the community to over 300 prisoners, helping them towards a crime free future.
You can support Ben by donating through his Virgin Money Giving page.