Ride London rollcall
Anyone else doing the Ride London sportive this weekend?
Looking forward to it, doing it as part of the British Cycling club challenge (basically 4 riders in a team and you each do the 100 miles and then your teams average time is put against other clubs average) so looking forward to the extra competitive element to it.
Weather forecast not looking too great so ive ended up packing a ridiculous amount of kit for a single days road ride to cover all the eventualities!Posted 3 years agohairybiker84Member
I’m doing it with the missus on a tandem. Not looking forward to the stupid o’clock start Sunday morning to drive to London, park and then ride to the start for our ‘wave loading time’ of before 7! Lets hope it either pees down or is dry, can’t be doing with showers – rain, get wet, don waterproofs, boil-in-the-bag, strip-off, repeat!Posted 3 years ago
Right faff going up to Excel yesterday to register – don’t know why they couldn’t send it in the post. Worth watching the biking display though, never seen trials type stuff in the flesh – WTF?LardLoverMember
My mate is racing in the handcycle section, against Paraolympic and World Champion (or both!) Handcyclists. He’s under no illusion he’ll be picking up a medal.
If you see a guy in a bright orange handcycle with deep section carbon rims give him a cheer please, it’ll make his day! (His name is Sean).
Thank you.Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
If the easterlies could hang on until about 9, before they swing round to big southerlies, that would be awesome! And not so much rain, please. at least until after 12 ish.Posted 3 years ago
“ellow alert of rain
0015 on Sun 10 August
2345 on Sun 10 August
Updated 7 August at 10:37
There is the risk of severe weather during Sunday as a depression tracks over, or close to, the UK. At this stage there is more than average uncertainty in the forecast, but the public should be aware of the risk of heavy rain, strong winds and large waves, sufficient to disrupt transport and make outdoor activities dangerous.
This is a particularly volatile situation, and this warning is likely to be changed as the event approaches.”
lol. (my bold).Posted 3 years agocaptain slowMember
I’ll be there in the Club Challenge – if I was doing it as an individual I’m not sure I would turn up with the weather we have coming
Oh and yes the registration thing is a joke. Really efficiently managed once you have spent a whole day getting there. Totally pointless.Posted 3 years ago
Really efficiently managed once you have spent a whole day getting there. Totally pointless.
Amen, though I guess the whole thing is to stop a black market in places. It’s an awful lot of faff, but it’s once in a lifetime.
If that weather warning stays in place as worded then the RL organisers have a tough call to make.Posted 3 years ago
If I stop will you give mine a full service?
I’d sooner do some work on a bike owned by someone who understands what lubricant is for. I draw the line at taping bars though, I’m shit at it!
Can’t help on Swiss Stops, I think the order of the day is £5 Aztecs, yours for just £40 😉
Clearly I’m prejudging what I will be faced with, but I imagine the riders on nice bikes are the most likely to be self sufficient! I expect said owners of BSOs will also be grumpy at having to walk up Newlands Corner in the rain to get their puncture fixed.
Can you tell I’m excited!?Posted 3 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Predictions for Sunday’s weather are changing hourly and we have many contingencies in place
Obviously they have to sound like they’re prepared, but exactly what contingencies could these be?
Hairdriers for the road?Posted 3 years ago
Theme park ponchos for all participants?
Tyre warmers on the wets for the pace car?geetee1972Member
Apparently I have to be at Newlands for 6am, and have to approach it from the North, which is a significant detour.
Nick I will keep an eye out for you. I’ll either be in a blue-ish ‘Make a Wish’ top or a Pink Rapha one and on a very new looking white Condor Leggero.
Would be good to say hi!Posted 3 years ago
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