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London to Windsor cycle ride in support of the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal

17 Jun 2015

This August Bank Holiday weekend RCN London members are invited to participate in the “London to Windsor Cycle Challenge 2015”.

The cycle ride is to support the Mary Seacole Memorial Statute Appeal. The Appeal is raising funds for a public memorial of Mary Seacole who nursed British soldiers during the Crimean war. 

The statue is to be sculpted by the eminent sculptor Martin Jennings. It is due to be unveiled at Guy’s hospital in October 2015.

The cycling group is being organised by Trevor Sterling from Moore Blatch Solicitors, who is an ambassador for the Appeal. Trevor is looking for RCN members to join the group.

This fun ride takes place on Saturday 29 August 2015, starting from 9.30am at Richmond Green. You can choose from three routes (29 miles, 37 miles and 55 miles). All routes  finish at Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, where entertainment and refreshments will be available. The ride is intended as a family day out and team packs and route maps will be provided to riders on the day.

If you would like to represent the RCN as part of this event please contact Julia Bell at or 0208 332 8639

Other ways to support the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal

The organisers of the Appeal have made a renewed call for funds. The Appeal needs more funding as soon as possible if the statue is to go up as planned this year.

Supporter Harpal Dhatt has interviewed Professor Elizabeth Anionwu, Vice-Chairperson of MSMSA, about the campaign. You can see the interview online here.

Olympic Gold Medalist  Denise Lewis OBE has been announced as an Ambassador for the Appeal. She will front the “Last Lap” fundraising drive. You can read about Denise’s appointment here.

For more information about the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal please visit

For more information about the work of RCN London please visit

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