2017 David Eales Memorial Ride
For those of you who may not have known David Eales, he was a prominent member of Ealing Cycling Campaign, and sadly passed away in August of last year. A popular and well-loved local figure, David was a passionate advocate for cycling in Ealing and beyond.
For the first time in 2016, a group of cyclists came together to organise the David Eales Memorial Ride – a 4-6 day group charity ride from London to Amsterdam. The ride is long but leisurely, averaging 60 miles (about 100km) each day.
Since the success of their first ride in September 2016, the group has really taken shape, building a website to promote and organise the event, hosting meetings to prepare cyclists for the week long trip and have even published a printed manual, distilling the experience from the first ride into an outline for future teams looking to take on the challenge.
The riders of this year’s Eales Ride raised an astounding £3,581.52 for LCC and SJS Awareness UK in memory of David, and we'd like to thank everyone who participated in the journey to Amsterdam to celebrate David’s life, carrying on the legacy of his contributions and dedication to cycling in London.