Kingston Hospital CEO, Jo Farrar, decided to take on a two-part cycle challenge this year, successfully completing the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 for a second consecutive year on 29 May before tackling the 55-mile cycle from London to Brighton on 16 June. As well as riding for Kingston Hospital Charity, Jo was also fundraising for the Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital and Anthony Nolan UK with the aim of raising £1,000 for each.

Jo said:

“As CEO of Kingston Hospital, I am reminded most days of the extraordinary generosity of our supporters, as charitable support continues to make such a positive impact on so many of our services, so I was keen to do something again this year, as we all strive to make our hospital the best it can be for patients, families and staff.  

“It was great to complete this closed road 100-mile cycle challenge and to get around in a faster time than last year, despite the rain early on. I am very grateful to everyone who has supported my fundraising efforts to date. My godson is being treated for blood cancer, which is why I am also supporting Anthony Nolan UK, and I also wanted to help The Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital who also do such great work.”

Our thanks to Jo for taking on this challenge and to our other fundraisers who completed the 100-mile closed-road sportive that is RideLondon-Essex 100, including non-executive director Richard Guest (pictured during this year’s RideLondon-Essex 100), consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon Parag Patel and his friend Geoff Langham.

To sign-up for RideLondon-Essex 100 on Sunday 25 March 2025 and support your local hospital or a service/ ward that is special to you, please click here. For further information about how we can support your fundraising, please contact Rupert by email at or by phone on 020 8973 5041.