Search

Highgate estate agent cycles through night for learning disability charity

12:00 11 June 2014

Miles Ponder took part in the Nightrider 100km cycle challenge in aid of Watford Mencap, where his 8-year-old son visits twice a week. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Miles Ponder took part in the Nightrider 100km cycle challenge in aid of Watford Mencap, where his 8-year-old son visits twice a week. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

The parents of a disabled boy have raised almost £1,000 for a learning disability charity with a 100km night-time cycle ride across London.

Highgate estate agent Miles Ponder and his wife, Clare, cycled from Alexandra Palace, through Highgate and Hampstead, to Crystal Palace overnight to raise money for the Watford branch of Mencap, where their eight-year-old son, Sean, attends group activities twice a week.

Miles, 31, associate director of Taylor Gibbs estate agents, in Highgate High Street, said: “Travelling through central London was chaos in the early hours of the morning, but it was a really good experience.”

The couple, who live in Bushey, Hertfordshire, took just over five hours to reach the finishing line but the gruelling ride was worth it as they have so far raised £890.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

11 minutes ago
A dog similar to the one siezed

A police officer was treated in hospital after being attacked and mauled in the groin by a vicious pitbull type dog in Camden during a drugs raid.

11:42
Collision: A BMW crashed into a Mini in Belsize Lane

A driver lost control of his BMW this morning and crashed into three cars in Belsize Village.

10:45
A man reportedly threatening to jump from Archway Bridge was talked down by police last night. Picture: Polly Hancock

A man who had climbed onto Archway Bridge and was threatening to jump was talked down by police last night.

08:00
Tulip Siddiq, Labour parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

With six weeks left until polling day, the Ham&High series is preparing for one of the tightest general elections in decades – and we want you to get involved.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Chuka Umunna certainly won’t be buying one.

The explosion in New York’s East Village killed two men in their 20s and left 22 people injured.

Here’s how the 2015 general election battle officially got under way.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder