Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 in central London was the biggest cycling sportive ever held in the UK with 17,500 riders. Race was started at 6.00 am by Boris Johnson Mayor of London at Olympic Park and was well organised to handle the huge volume of cyclists. Boris also took part himself and finished just over 8 hours. Weather was ideal riding conditions, it wasn’t too hot, absolutely perfect. The route was mostly flat and fast with a couple of little hills, Box Hill and Leith Hill much easier than the Carse of Gowrie climbs we are used to 🙂
I was placed 181/17,500 with a time of 4hours 18mins. I even took a stint at the front coming into HUB 1 (25miles) – that was awesome! Although it was for a short distance, still its not everyday you get to pull along 17,500 cyclists!
Anyone interested in registering for next years ballot it opens.
Monday 12 August 2013
Ride London 2014 Registration
It was a fantastic experience and I would thoroughly recommend it. Maybe a Team COG entry next year…?