Team of 14 cyclists take part in RideLondon to raise money for Wimbledon charity Stem4

The team of 14 riders from a Wimbledon teenage mental health charity hope to have raised around £15,000 by taking part in Ride London this month.

The cyclists participated in the event on August 3 and 4 for Stem4, which sends volunteers into schools to help young people with mental health challenges.

All participants finished the course, even though it took longer to finish than expected due to a backlog of riders caused by accidents.

Stem4 trustee Angela McKenzie, one of the riders, said: “I just thoroughly enjoyed it – it was such a great atmosphere with all the other people around me.”

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The 45-year-old from Twickenham added: “I nearly cried when I finished to be honest!

“Even though I was doing it for a good cause, I just had the self-doubt of whether I’d be able to do it, so it just felt like such a personal achievement.”

Miss McKenzie said that the money raised would make a great difference for Stem4.

For more information on how to help the charity, go to the website.

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