Over 50,000 people have now registered for this August’s inaugural RideLondon 100-mile cyclo-sportive, part of the Ride London cycling festival centred in the Olympic Park.

Registration for the event closes on Friday, January 4. The closed-road route follows much of the 2012 Olympic Games road race circuit starting in the London 2012 park, now known as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It will be the first major legacy event to use the park, post-Games. The route delves deep into Surrey, including Box Hill.

Those registering for the 100-mile sportive will be entered into a ballot, with 20,000 places available. Results of the ballot will be released in early February.

“The London cycling scene is booming and what better time of year could there be to make a pledge to get fit and healthy and take part in this incredible challenge,” said Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of cyclists to the capital this summer for what I believe is set to become one of the world’s leading cycle events.”

The two-day Ride London festival includes a family ride around London on Saturday, August 3, with capacity for 50,000 riders and the sportive on Sunday, August 4, is accompanied by a UCI 1.1-ranked men’s professional road race on the same route at midday. An invitation-only criterium, the Ride London Grand Prix, also takes place on Sunday.

In total, the event is expected to attract 200,000 participants and spectators.

The events are organised Tour of Britain organiser SweetSpot and the company behind the London Marathon.

Related links

25,000 register for Ride London

Ride London Olympic cycling legacy event launched

External link

Ride London website

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  • stuart stanton

    Does anyone know how many people ride a bike in Lonodon on any given day………that figure may approximate to how many are allowed to start. How on earth are the organisers going to control the number of riders anyway? Wouldn’t mind coming down myself, I have family connections to ‘qualify’ under some rule or other

  • Ken Evans

    “Those registering for the 100-mile sportive will be entered into a ballot, with 20,000 places available. Results of the ballot will be released in early February. “—-I don’t get this, if 50000 people want to ride, THEN LET THEM ! Surely more than 50% of people can’t be rejected ? Every week this number of people gather together at football stadiums all over Britain, surely for one day a year Britain can allow cyclists to assemble in numbers. If necessary send riders off in smaller groups, but don’t stop people ! Large numbers of riders have been managed in South Africa, isn’t Britain up to it ?