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With Ride London 2019 fast approaching, we caught up with Rachel Verralls, Senior Events fundraiser at the National Autistic Society and a dedicated member of Team Autism!

Rachel chatted to us about her Ride London adventure and shared her nine favourite things about taking part in the event, from scenic views to selfies at Buckingham Palace...

  1. Seeing everyone at the cheer point – It was so loud and everyone was in good spirits despite the weather
  2. Cycling through Kingston and Wimbledon. The atmosphere was amazing, especially with all of the charity support
  3. The stewards were fantastic!! They were very supportive and also very good at directing, making sure the route was safe etc
  4. Finishing on the mall and getting a selfie with my medal in-front of Buckingham Palace
  5. The medal - It gave me such a sense of a achievement. It's great to have something to show for all the hard work and training I put into the event
  6. The view when cycling up Box Hill
  7. There was a group of guys in fancy dress at the bottom of Box Hill cheering every cyclist on and making everyone laugh – just so nice to see people out early on a Sunday morning being so supportive, especially in the pouring rain!
  8. Being congratulated in Green Park by the lovely National Autistic Society staff and all of my wonderful Team Autism team-mates - a moment that will stay with me for a long time
  9. Raising money for a great cause - one of the best things about cycling for Team Autism is knowing that the money raised by the 2018 Ride London is going to transform lives of autistic people and their families across the UK


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