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  • Omar Little
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    Did anyone else enter this? The ballot has been drawn and they are starting to inform everyone if they got in or not.

    I was one of the lucky ones πŸ™‚ Perhaps not the most challenging of sportives ever but 100 miles of closed roads taking in a few London landmarks along the way should be a very a memorable experience.

    Nope, didn’t get in. 😐

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Yes, I was lucky too. I didn’t get in πŸ™‚

    brakes
    Member

    missed out on the ballot, so applied and got a charity place instead
    should be a great, and hopefully a landmark event

    lazybike
    Member

    Yep..got in on the ballot, the only one from my club..

    Premier Icon BlobOnAStick
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    πŸ™

    Got a new cycle top though…..

    eyerideit
    Member

    I didn’t enter, but my friend did and he got a place.

    There’s still charity places available, but you’ll have to raise over 1k or thereabouts for the privilege.

    Premier Icon MrGreedy
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    Yup, got lucky, looking forward to it now. Closed roads IIRC, bet the cabbies/white van men will love us…

    lotus777
    Member

    didn’t get in,
    now i don’t have an excuse to go and buy a road bike πŸ™

    Andy W
    Member

    I got a place , i dont know what to expext with 20,000+ riders of all levels on the roads but it should be a good day out

    then there is the small matter of the drive from Yorkshire, Hotels,Parking and then getting back to where ever the car is at the end of it all

    im sure it will all sort its self out

    brakes
    Member

    you’ll have to raise over 1k or thereabouts

    It’s 500 at most places I’ve seen

    Premier Icon jezketley
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    I got a Jersey. But my brother got in. shall be doing the schwalbe weekend in Abergavenny instead I guess. But the ride London should be a hugely memorable day for riders.

    eyerideit
    Member

    [quoteIt’s 500 at most places I’ve seen
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    Is it? I was just going of London marathon figures and thought it’d be similar to that. Β£500’s doable, ill look into it.

    allthegear
    Member

    Yes, I’m in.

    Rachel

    Premier Icon nickb
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    I was one of the many that didn’t get in. Time to apply for a charity place!

    Nick

    stumpy01
    Member

    Not in. Not sure if I’m relieved or disappointed, given how unfit I currently am!

    jakey6873
    Member

    I’m in via the ballot, think it will be a memorable day, can’t get my head round how the organisers are going to manage 20000 riders and bikes

    allthegear
    Member

    Are they going to publish a route profile or something? Would be good to know what I have let myself in for…

    Edit – ah – they already have!! http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/Assets/London+Marathon+Digital+Assets/Prudential+RideLondon/London+Marathon+Digital+Assets/Downloadable/Prudential+RideLondon-Surrey+100+$!26+Classic+Routes+-+2013.pdf

    Rachel

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    Isn’t it the Olympic route or something??

    I didn’t get in but not bothered as it would be a trek to London and back all getting silly expensive to ride manic crowded roads. We got to ride a lot of the Olympic bix course on the morning of the OLympics as they kept the roads shut there was also only about 5 other people out so already had the privilege πŸ˜‰

    not asking people to pay money to charity for something that isn’t that much of a challenge either! Everyone ius alwasy asking for money nowadays. Enjoy those that are doing it, when is it? Hope you get some good weather.

    brakes
    Member

    pay money to charity for something that isn’t that much of a challenge either! Everyone ius alwasy asking for money nowadays

    just think how much money charities will get from this event alone and what that money can do and then think about whether it’s a worthy enough challenge…

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    My point was if I can easily run 5k then there is no way I would expect to ask peopel to sponsor me. Every where you go nowadays someone is asking money for some charity or other. I don’t have a problem giving money to people but if they are doing an event it has to be a challenge for them.

    Like people who have to raise Β£3500 to trek to Peru .. oh let me think, I’ll give you money to go on holiday? I don’t think so!

    brakes
    Member

    My point is if no-one fundraised for this event and other ‘easy’ events like the marathon then charities would be several millions out of pocket.
    Not quite the same as Tarquin’s sponsored gap yah in Kathmandu.

    Munqe-chick
    Member

    PMSL @ Brakes!! I don’t have an issue with people full raising for this event I’m saying it wouldn’t be a challenge for me therefore I’m not willing to ask people to sponsor me. I would give money to certain people for charity who I would think couldn’t run a marathon not some whippet boy who’ll be around in 3 hours. Think that makes sense now!

    Omar Little
    Member

    Almost upon us now hope the training has went well for those taking part.

    Really looking forward to it just got to get the bike and gear packed now…a process that always takes longer than i anticipate πŸ˜€

    huws
    Member

    Could everyone doing it please keep the pace up, I live in between the out and return legs of the route and need to get back to my house sometime in the late afternoon. If you could all be past Chiswick bridge by 5pm that would be great. πŸ™‚

    brakes
    Member

    I’ve raised Β£1,200 so far for the British Heart Foundation. Whoop!
    My training has involved doing the route twice already and it’s, well, ok. The last 30ish miles are pretty dull after the wonderment of the Surrey Hills, but I imagine it will be a whole different barrel of kettles on closed roads, as long as I haven’t got involved in any anticipated pile-ups.
    I’ll be on a grey Kinesis Racelight, with red socks and a red BHF jersey, black helmet. Throw some Haribo at me if you see me. πŸ™‚

    aP
    Member

    Yes, I think we’ll be riding in the Chilterns on Sunday, as far away from it all as possible. Barriers were being put up near St James’s Park this morning and the back of Victoria.
    It will be interesting to see how people manage the logistics of getting to Stratford by 6am without public transport and not being able to use any of the closed road route to get there.

    will
    Member

    Looking forward to it. Should be a great experience riding closed roads around London & Surrey πŸ˜€

    I got a ballot entry but withdrew due to broken wrist – thankfully they let you defer until 2014 so I can try again πŸ™‚

    SamB
    Member

    Littlemisspanda, do I know you?? We may have met through a certain metal-loving lady who is getting married in November… πŸ™‚

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