Levi Nuwamanya was among 25,000 riders that took part in the 2017 Prudential Ride London Festival that took place on July 30 in London.
Nuwamanya who is a prudential employee was the only Ugandan to ever participate in what is considered the world’s largest cycling festival.
He was also among the few riders that managed to finish the 100-mile route from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Mall, via the challenging hills of Surrey.
Commenting on his experience, Nuwamanya said he is grateful to his employer, Prudential for a life time experience that he got while in London.
“It was my first time to go outside Uganda and to board a plane. I am forever grateful to Prudential Uganda for all the support they gave me throughout my three months’ training, the whole time I was in London until the time I landed in Uganda.”
He added: “About the festival, it was my first time as well to participate in such kind of event. It was hard and challenging considering I had never participated in such a long distance ride but I was able to reach the finish line because I wanted to make Uganda and my team proud. We were only 26 riders from Prudential Africa. I wish more Ugandans were able to participate.”
This was the fifth year that Prudential was sponsoring such an event that welcomes riders from all over the world.
For its effort and dedication, Prudential won the mass participation category.
On the success of the festival, Arjun Mallik, CEO prudential Uganda said: “We at Prudential are very proud of Levi for representing Uganda at Prudential Ride London cycling challenge.”
He added: “In the same way that we bring on the global experience and expertise to better serve our customers in Uganda, we also try to ensure our staff and agents can bring Uganda to the world.”
Prudential Uganda is a subsidiary of Prudential, the world’s oldest and strongest life insurers with over 25 million customers in the UK, the US, Asia and Africa.
Introduced to the Ugandan market a few years back, Prudential already has a strong Penetration in Uganda’s insurance sector with a wide range of products to choose from.
By the end of the cycling gala, over Shs180billion had been collected for charity.
The annual event is expected to get event bigger and better according to the Prudential’s communication director Jonathan Oliver.
“In 2018, we have exciting plans to make Prudential RideLondon bigger more inclusive and more inspiring than ever,” Oliver said.