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Philippine Cycling Champs To Join The Prudential RideLondon 2018

One of the world’s top insurance companies will once again hold its annual Prudential RideLondon on July 28 and 29 in the capital of the United Kingdom. Cycling national champions Jermyn Prado, Ismael Grospe, Jeremy Genesis Maraña, and Aidan Mendoza are all set to see action in the world’s largest cycling festival.

17-year-old Maraña, the youngest among the group, is excited to sightsee across the city of London and the Surrey countryside. Like a giddy first-timer in Europe, Maraña shared how she hopes to see the Queen Elizabeth during their stay in UK.


Maraña is the youngest among our country's representatives to the Prudential RideLondon 2018.


Hobbyists Ryan Lamayo, John Kenneth Cruz, Bertrand Teplitxky and PRUride PH 2018 Brompton Challenge Winner Jun Miganawa will also join the festival to represent the country.

“We are proud that aside from having our largest delegation from the Philippines to date—with eight strong and highly competitive cyclists ready to overcome the challenges of the long ride—they are the Filipinos’ champions in advocating cycling as a way of life,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, during the send-off celebration for the participants.


Hobbyists Ryan Lamayo, Jun Minagawa and John Kenneth Cruz


Pru Life UK President and CEO Antonio “Jumbing” de Rosas (rightmost) offers a toast for the Pinoy cyclists who will join Prudential RideLondon 2018. With him are (from left) Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Genesis Maraña; Jun Minagawa; Jermyn Prado; Ryan Lamayo; and John Kenneth Cruz


Backed annually since 2013 by Pru Life UK’s parent company as the title sponsor, British financial services giant Prudential plc, Prudential RideLondon is expected to see more than 100,000 participants cycling more than three million miles in seven different events.

“Prudential RideLondon banners cycling across London to encourage healthier and more active travel, and this is what Pru Life UK wants to emulate here in the Philippines. We hope to raise awareness on cycling as an alternative mode of transportation so we can all work towards having a healthy, safe, and environment-friendly community for generations to come,” says Tumbaga.


Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga shares details about Prudential RideLondon 2018.


Jermyn Prado and Jeremy Genesis Maraña


This is the third year that Pru Life UK will be sending an official delegation to the Prudential RideLondon. The Company has been advocating cycling since its maiden cycling event in 2016. It eventually became the country’s largest cycling festival as PRUride PH 2018 where over 2,000 participants saw action over the two-weekend festivities in January this year.

The delegation will fly to London via the Philippine Airlines, Pru Life UK’s official airline partner.