- 2014 Prudential Ride London
Ian Huggins (him of the anti-cycling petition) is no doubt frothing at the mouth…
I had an online conversation with this gentleman last year in which I told him I’d be entering in 2014 with the express intention of doing so just to swell the numbers and piss him off… 😆Posted 4 years ago
Good work, I’ve got a pretty low target – £500, so I’d hope to get a good bit more than that.
A friend is having trouble getting into her old house to get post, and has used the link from this thread. She’s sent me a screen shot which says this: (“Registrant – Tpye – Edit” are table headings left to right across the page) No “Cancelled” anywhere. Does this look like she’s got in? I didn’t know you had to pay?
[Her Name] – View, Print or Email Registration Record and Receipt
1 [Her Name] Primary Attendee
2012 Prudential Ride LondonSurrey 100
EditPosted 4 years ago
Rejected. I can also say that on a sample size of over 55 riders, the acceptance rate is:
If you want all the statistics, that difference is statistically significant (P = 0.04) and indicates positive discrimination. My sister has a place – she hasn’t ridden a bike in three years. I’m not bitter 😉Posted 4 years ago
There are VASTLY more men applying than woman. Hence to get some female representation (not the 3% or so of applicants) the organizers select male and female separately. I don’t have an issue with that, as you say, better atmosphere.
Ned, the sample size is 56 and there is an adjustment for gender which is significant. In fact it’s 4/7 vs. 9/49, which is more than enough to be different (P = 0.038 for an exact 2×2 chi squared)
So if you are female and didn’t get in, commiserations, you got tails. If you are male and did get in, you rolled a six!Posted 4 years ago
Good work hooli! Don’t forget it’ll be a lot quicker with people to draft, no traffic or traffic lights. I#’d guess that a 75 mile ride on your own with route finding, stopping for traffic, is going to feel the same as the 100 on the day. Anyone think that’s reasonable?
I’d be alright with the distance now, I reckon. Obviously more work would make it
easierquicker, but I’d get round.
The thing that’s bugging me is a sharp shoulder pain after about three hours in the saddle. New bars have helped a bit, but it’s still a bit of a worry. Doesn’t make long rides quite so appealing. I’m seeing a woman about it tomorrow night, hopefully it’s caused by something that’s easily sorted. Fingers crossed!
Plan is to sort the shoulder, get fit enough for 100 miles of Dorset bridleways in May, then keep it topped up till August.Posted 4 years agohjghg5Member
Should find out if I have a place this week – I’m in one of the four teams my club has entered. Rode just over 100k yesterday on a club ride which included all four members of the team so I’m fairly happy that the distance will be fine and the group will work nicely together, so just need to keep my fingers crossed!Posted 4 years ago
Fundraising going ok, but then my employer is doubling anything I get 🙂
My main problem is a back/SI joint injury preventing me from doing any real riding. Flat stuff isn’t too painful but hills are the killer at the moment – I guess it should all be ok by August 😯
If anyone wants to donate to GOSH & have it doubled feel free…..
Edit: PS, anyone got a gpx/crs file from last year?Posted 4 years agoalansd1980Subscriber
Several people I know did this last year and have said take an hour off your previous best century time. Closed roads, a flat route and a limitless supply of wheels to suck mean this is a fast ride.
Went out Monday to check out the surrey hills section to discover the leith hill climb is closed. There is a tiny lane not too far away that can be used as an alternative. With closed roads this really should be an amazing ride. Planning to get out early one Sunday to check out the to to surrey hills/back to london loop to avoid any nasty surprises in the day.Posted 3 years ago
Not long to go now, I have done a few 70 and 80 mile rides so hoping I make it.
I always knew it would be the case but the logistics are a pain in the ****. Need to be there Saturday to register and then need to leave home at about 3am to get to the start. I have looked at some hotels but I have left it late and don’t fancy £250 for the night, especially as local hotels don’t have parking and then I need to do something with luggage during the ride.
Should be a good day though, looking forward to it.Posted 3 years agojulzmMember
I work for prudential and know loads of people that have done this last year cos they really promote I through the company and it’s a big deal. Apparently its a really fantastic event. The guy who is in all the posters welcome pack etc is one of my mates, he posted last night that he is averaging over 20mph for a 50 mile round hilly Trossachs in central Scotland. He did it in 5hrs last year.
I’m planning to launch a campaign to get them to consider running an MTB event at the Olympic venue in order to be fully inclusive to everyone. It’s apparently the biggest global cycling event so it’s only fair we are represented.Posted 3 years ago
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