2014 Prudential Ride London
I got cancelled but had already confirmed with a charity that I would ride for them so at least I will still be going.
Looks like an overwhelming majority of people didn’t get it which might suggest it was more than three times oversubscribed as their initial press release suggested.
Time to get training, anyone in Bristol fancy some loops around the Mendips and over to the Wye Valley?Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
It comes past my house can’t see what’s to stop you just joining in?
Wont get an official time, but pffft…..
last year, I crossed the line at the same time as a bloke on an easy rider chopper style bike with no number who clearly hadn’t done the full distance and they gave him a medal and goody bag.Posted 4 years ago
he was the most blatant but saw a few others tagging along too.DaveyBoyWonderMember
Reasons not to be too bothered:Posted 4 years ago
– I’ve not ridden a road bike in 15 years
– I’m travelling home from holiday that Friday which would mean getting back and getting back down to London the day afterwards with a bike that I haven’t bought yet
– I’d have to buy a road bike
– as mentioned above, it’ll be cheaper for me to ride up into the Dales, have a pint and a sarnie overlooking some big hills and then ride home again. On a bike I don’t own/have yet 😀
– only 1 of my mates seem to have got inslimjim78Member
Im in! Chuffed about this actually.
For the chap that enquired: 80,000 applicants, 24,000 places.
I too cant see what would stop anyone just joining the ride, but part of me worries that the event could be spoilt in future years if too many had the same idea.
Hey ho.Posted 4 years ago
“Many charities, including Bliss, our first Charity of the Year, still have places available in the main event. Entries for the Prudential RideLondon Business Relay, where teams of four cycle approximately 25 miles each, open on Monday 10 February.”
The Business Relay is open to teams of four riders (four men, four women or a mixed team of two men and two women) from the same organisation. Full details are available on http://www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk
British Cycling members still have the chance to get a place in the 100-mile sportive through the British Cycling Club Challenge. This is open to all British Cycling members bar Elite or Category 1 riders. Entries open on Tuesday 4 March and close on Friday 21 March. Full details will be emailed to all cycling clubs affiliated to British Cycling in due course.
So 24,000 starters, made up of ballot winners, business relay starters, charity riders and BC Club challengers. And probably a good number of “VIP” places.
I’d be very interested to know how many places the 80,000 were actually going for.Posted 4 years ago
Can’t remember what the no shows were last year. was it 18K supposed to start and 16.5K did?
I clipped off the bit where they said “24K will line up” if that includes all business team members, that’ll bring the numbers down even further, depending how many team places there are, obviously.Posted 4 years ago
…You may still get a charity ride place ,if you have that much sponsorship.
well the sponsorship was on the understanding it would go to a small local charity we support at work.Posted 4 years ago
Not really interested in raising cash for a corporate charity with paid staff & overheads however worthy their cause may be.
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