As a runner, a cycling event seldom excites me but the upcoming PRUride to London event by Pru Life UK on November 12, 2016 does. Here are some of the reasons:
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Basically, there are two events simultaneously happening this weekend: the Criterium Race and the Community Day:
The Criterium Race is for those competitive bike enthusiasts looking for some weekend challenges. Cash prizes are in store for the top three winners of each category with a trip to London for the winner of the Road Bike Male and Female Open! This is to be held at McKinley West.
The Community Day is for everyone looking for some family bonding activities during the weekend. Everyone is encouraged to drop by as most of the activities are free, but if you want to get the Pru Life OK bike jersey, you must register quick as it’s only for the first 1,000 registrants. Registrants also qualify for the raffle where you can win foldable bikes and an all-expense-paid trip to London. This is to be held at the Uptown Mall, Uptown Bonifacio.
So why does this cycling event get me excited? First, the prizes. Trip to London for the winners in the Criterium Race and lucky registrants to be picked in the raffle at the Community Day. Another is that all the proceeds will go to funding bike-friendly projects around Metro Manila. And have you seen the bike jersey? The registration fee of ₱500 more than justifies that. And finally, even if you don’t have a bike, do drop by the Community Day as they have bikes you may borrow at the event for free! There are also lots of activities you can join and learn from.
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To register and for more information about these events, visit pruridetolondon.com.ph.