Ride London 2018 – Strava Question?
I have entered into the ballot to do the 2018 ride London 100.Posted 5 months ago
When I completed the entry I was asked for a strava ID, do the organisers use that to make any determination about your suitability?
I only ask as I mainly use Endomondo to record rides rather than strava, so it may not show me riding much historically?imnotverygoodSubscriber
I think they use it to assess which wave to put you in. Don’t know if they just look at average speed or whatever. Personally, I just said ‘no’ because with all the off road/ pootling commutes on my Strava record I reckoned they might decide to put me in a slower wave than my awesomeness requires.Posted 5 months agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I’d be very surprised if they bother (or indeed have the time and resources) to look through the Strava files of 80,000 applicants!
Guessing it’s probably more for social media purposes, enabling participants to see who else is in and clicking FB, Twitter & Strava links or possibly just for them to add you to a RideLondon Strava group.
Not sure anyone has worked out the logic behind selection process or what wave you end up in.Posted 5 months agodavosaurusrexSubscriber
Hmmm. Did my first century last weekend (Wiggle New Forest sportive, I’ll no doubt burn in hell) at 17mph average solo which I would guess would put me mid pack. However most of my rides are twatting around in the woods with my mates at 7mph average so prob get put at the back.
Not likely to get a place by the sounds of it anyway so a bit academic reallyPosted 5 months agosimon_gSubscriber
I didn’t think my pootling about with a toddler in the trailer (hey, it’s all kms) would help much so I said no.
Wouldn’t surprise me if they analyse the more casual end of the pack and produce some spurious stats around “cycling engagement” (because people did some longer training rides) for sponsors / advertisers.Posted 5 months ago
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