Ralph Gilhooly of Dentist@Chiswick Says A Huge Thank You To Chiswickw4.com Readers

Over £2000 raised for children's charities


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On Sunday 16 August, the day of the cancelled London Prudential 100 mile bike ride, Ralph Gilhooly of Dentist@Chiswick raised over £2000 for children's charities with the support of the ChiswickW4.com readers. Due to the pandemic, this year's Prudential race was cancelled so instead Ralph jumped onto his indoor stationary bike and pedalled until he had covered the full 100 mile distance. He managed to do this in an impressive time of just seconds under 5 hours. His descent after this majestic feat was performed rather gingerly and Ralph may be taking a few days off cycling while he recovers. He pointed out that it's hard on the machine as there is no opportunity to freewheel down hills; you have to pedal all the time. 

But Ralph remains in good spirts and as he says: "Many charities may go bust as they rely on the many sports events including the london marathon and the London 100 to survive.

"Anyway, after 100 miles on my indoor machine I was absolutely exhausted, but delighted to have made my own London 100 for the Operation Smile Charity.

"Thank you so much for your help."

It is still possible to help Ralph in his quest to enable everyone to have a smile: please donate using this link

August 18, 2020

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