Tom Watson to cycle 46 miles around London to promote outdoor activity

Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 bike ride on Sunday 4th of August. The ride begins at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ends on The Mall. Since radically changing his diet and his lifestyle, Tom has lost over 8 stone and reversed his Type 2 diabetes.

Cycling is a key part of Tom’s new active routine. This is the third event in Tom’s Adventures 4 Health, a series of outdoor physical challenges taking place throughout 2019 to help emphasise the importance of outdoor activity and encourage others to adopt healthy lifestyles. Earlier this year, Tom climbed Mount Snowdown and canoed the canals of the Black Country. Through these events, Tom is raising money for Lumos, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, The Albion Foundation and SpecialEffect.

Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, says: “I’m really looking forward to joining with thousands of other cyclists for The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 ride. The cycle will be a challenge. Only two years ago I turned 50, hit 22 stone on the scales and was being medicated for Type 2 diabetes. Since then, I’ve transformed my health, lost over 8 stone, and reversed my Type 2 diabetes. I want as many other people as possible to be able to do the same. That’s why I’m determined to promote the benefits of an active lifestyle. I love cycling; it’s a key part of my new healthy routine and is a brilliant way for both children and adults to get outside and get active.”