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2011 Ride for Research

The inaugural Ride for Research event was held in March 2011. Twenty two cyclists covered 32 miles around London’s streets, visiting three schools along the way to plant trees with children and to raise money for tree research.

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A total of £5,500 was raised and donated to Forest Research and their scientific work seeking to understand more about Acute Oak Decline, a serious health problem affecting our native oak trees. Read the thank you letter from Forest Research’s Chief Executive

Russell Ball’s personal account of organising the event and taking part was published in the London Tree Officer Association website. An account by another rider is provided by Gabriel Hemery.

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