Olympian Dani Rowe takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 to help put the brakes on heart and circulatory diseases

22 January 2019        

Category: Fundraising

Three times World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Dani Rowe will be taking on this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the British Heart Foundation, in partnership with the Miles Frost Fund. 

picture of Dani Rowe at RideLondon

In her first year of retirement, the former professional road and track cyclist will be taking on the challenge on Sunday 4 August. 

The British Heart Foundation is the charity partner for this year’s 100 mile ride and Dani will join hundreds of fellow cyclists who are will be pedalling to raise funds for the Miles Frost Fund to improve the diagnosis and treatment of deadly inherited heart conditions.  

Not only will Dani, 28, be taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, but she will also be running the Virgin Money London Marathon and swimming two miles at Swim Serpentine for Great Ormond Street and Bloodwise as part of the iconic London Classics challenge.  Only around 1,400 people have ever completed the London Classics challenge.

Funding vital research and genetic testing

The Miles Frost Fund was set up in partnership with us in February 2016 in memory of Miles Frost, the son of broadcaster Sir David Frost, who died of an undiagnosed inherited heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) while jogging near his family home in July 2015.

The money raised from Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will support the Miles Frost Fund to help to fund the rollout of genetic testing for families at risk of inherited heart conditions and support research in to improving diagnosis and treatments. 

Dani will be joined by Miles’ brothers Wilf and George Frost on the 100-mile bike ride. 

(L-R) Wilf and George Frost announce Miles Frost Fund as a charity partner for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

‘Really excited that Dani will be joining the British Heart Foundation team’

Wilf Frost said: “We’re both really excited that Dani will be joining the BHF team for Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2019 and riding with us to beat heartbreak from inherited heart conditions. It means so much to have her support for this important event. 

“We are sure that she will be a great role model for all of our BHF riders, encouraging them to reach their full potential with both their training and fundraising.”

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