PruLifers to represent PH in Prudential RideLondon

Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in partnership with Surrey County Council.  

Staged for the first time in August 2013, it is the largest festival of cycling in the world with more than 95,000 participants expected to cycle more than three million miles in five events during the weekend of 1-2 August 2015.

It combines the fun of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists. Amateur cyclists participate by riding a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professional road race, raising millions for good causes.

Prudential RideLondoncomprises the following five events:

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, Saturday 1 August 2015, offers the chance for all the family to enjoy a traffic-free route on closed roads through central London passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Everyone is welcome, no matter what their age or ability. Cyclists may cycle at any pace and as many times round the route as they like, stopping along the way to enjoy a range of free bike-based entertainment and activities at Festival Zones. Cyclists are encouraged to register in advance at www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk/FreeCycle

Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, Saturday 1 August 2015, showcases the Olympic cyclists of the future in youth races for boys and girls and offers a superb opportunity to watch top professional women’s cycle racing in the UK’s biggest women’s criterium race. This year, the event will also host the 10th Brompton World Championship with 500+ riders participating in this highly enjoyable event on the unique folding bikes. The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix races take place on closed roads in St James’s Park. The women’s race will be covered live by BBC TV.

Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic, Sunday 2 August 2015, features a field of thirty top handcyclists racing over a 15 mile route, starting from Kingston upon Thames and finishing in The Mall, St James’s Park.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, Sunday 2 August 2015, will see more than 25,000 amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge like no other through London and Surrey on a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, goes out through London to Surrey’s stunning country roads and hills before returning to the capital to finish in spectacular style on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

As well as the opportunity to take on a personal challenge, participants’ involvement benefits good causes with thousands riding for charity. More than £10 million was raised in 2014, a record for a UK one-day cycling event. There’s also a Peloton Relay for teams of four and a British Cycling Club Challenge.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, Sunday 2 August 2015, sees 150 of the world’s top male cyclists starting from Horse Guards Parade and racing over much of the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, with extended circuits of testing terrain to meet international race requirements. Live coverage of the race will be shown on BBC TV on Sunday 2 August.

Visit: www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk for more information

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Pru Life UK team for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Joy Cagurangan

Pru Life UK Vice President for Investment Marketing Joy Cagurangan is not new at all to multisports. A three-time full Ironman finisher, Xterra triathlete, and trail ultramarathoner – Cagurangan signed up for Prudential RideLondon 2015 not only to test the limits of the body and mind, but also to show the world the strength of Filipinos.

“I also want to finish strong and lead the team the way Pru Life UK Chief Executive Officer Antonio de Rosas did in 2014. I believe we are among the strongest pelotons in Asia,” he adds.

More than being an athlete and candidate for Doctor in Business Administration degree, Cagurangan shares he is first and foremost a family man. “I’m the head of a family of seven awesome people, and I am most proud of and thankful for it than my other achievements.”

Paul Andrada

Paul Andrada – a Payments Specialist in the Policy Administration Department of Pru Life UK ­– strongly believes not only in his strength as an athlete, but also in the strength of Pru Life UK team and the rest of the country.

“I joined Prudential RideLondon 2015 because I want to represent the Pru Life UK and the Philippines,” he says.

Cycling has become a part of Andrada’s training as a triathlete. He has competed in several local competitions, including Duathlon in Nuvali, Tri Sports Flash Sprint Triathlon in Cavite, and Regent 5150 Olympic Distance Triathlon in Subic.

“We hope to finish the race with our best time. I know we can – and we will,” he adds.


Joseph Michael Palisoc

Pru Life UK Senior Actuarial Analyst Joseph Michael Palisoc loves and always looks for new challenges and experiences, and he believes Prudential RideLondon 2015 is the best opportunity to challenge himself.

“With this exciting challenge, I just hope to take in as much experience as I can and have fun,” he says.

“For the team, I hope that we all cross the finish line together and finish strong. I also hope for the other cyclists to just enjoy the race and be safe.”

An experienced triathlete, Palisoc is a two-time Ironman finisher in the Ironman World Championship 2014 and Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship 2015. He also does long-distance swimming, which he showcased in the Aqua Sphere Open Water Series.

Pedro Guzman

Pedro Guzman, Pru Life UK Information Risk Manager, joined Prudential RideLondon not only to represent the Company, but also to showcase work-life balance.

“Balancing work and a healthy lifestyle is not something everybody can do. It takes a resolved mindset and discipline to be able to do it – it’s hard, but it can be done,” he says.

Aside from being a busy bee in the corporate world, Guzman is also a devout triathlete. He is a four-time Half Ironman finisher and has completed a 200-kilometer bike ride.

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