Any Other Business - 01/05

Gabriella Griffith

IT’S MAY Day, which only means one thing - protests at Trafalgar Square. City botherers Occupy London have been banging their drums again and this year they’ve decided to target pay-day lender Wonga. The group is planning its usual march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square and then on to an undisclosed target. “People will need to go to the Square to find out where, it’ll be relevant to ordinary people,” a coy spokesperson for Occupy told us. We suspect they’re off to Wonga’s Marylebone HQ. But luckily, Wonga isn’t too worried. “We’re sure that any demonstrators will respect the rights of our staff and those working for any of the other businesses in the premises we share to carry on their work without interruption,” they told us.

FANCY tapping into your inner Wiggins this August? How about taking part in the Prudential RideLondon event, which challenges you to ride 100 miles from London to Surrey and back again, all in one glorious Sunday afternoon. The ride takes place on 10 August and we happen to know charity Whizz-Kidz has guaranteed places available. It’s offering City A.M. readers a reduced fundraising pledge of £750 (rather than £1,000) if you sign up and reference the paper. We spoke to Richard Duffett, who works at BNY Mellon, about how he found it last year. “It was a pretty challenging route but it was great to ride in a big group which helps a lot. It was fantastic to come down the Mall being cheered on by great crowds.” Want in? Call the Whizz-Kidz events team now on 020 7233 9696.