Ride London is the biggest and best closed road sportive held in the UK each year. Woodmancote Wheelers have secured an entry for a team of four riders on the sportive in 2016! This is a truly great cycle sportive and is often voted in the top 10 must do events globally. The route heads through Central London on closed roads, before heading out into the Surrey hills to take on the famous Leith and Box Hill. Take a look at the Ride London website for more information.
When & Where?
Sunday 31 July, starting at the Olympic Park in East London and finishing on The Mall in front of Lizzie’s gaff.
Our team needs to consist of four riders and each rider must be a current British Cycling member (it’s not too late to join to qualify…).
Each rider within the team must pay their own entry fee (£58) and complete their own online entry form; all 4 riders in the team must have completed and paid for their entry by 17:00 on Friday 27 April.
I have an entry link to the registration console, which I will circulate to the members of the WWCC team to complete their entries.
This is an exceptionally well run event but please note it does require some logistical planning as you need to sign on for registration the day before at Excel and it will require team members to arrange travel down to London and accommodation the night before the event – you will need to be at the start anytime after 6.30am.
Are you interested?
If you would like to represent the club and take part in Ride London 2016, please let me know by putting a comment below or dropping me an email. If we have more than four people wishing to take a place, then a ballot will be held.
Unfortunately we did not secure a mixed team entry in our application, so I’m sorry but we cannot include any of our lady members due to strict organiser rules.
Given the timetable outlined above, you need to register your interest by Tuesday 6 April so that I have time to arrange a ballot if required, plus allowing sufficient time for the successful team members to registered their entry, including application to British Cycling membership if required. Note you need to be able to commit to the weekend as it is not possible to transfer places later.
To get a flavour of what to expect, you can also take a look at our video from last year.