So, who's got their Ride London start time then?

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  • So, who's got their Ride London start time then?
  • IHN
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    07:52, Green zone for me

    mikey74
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    Me. 8:14.

    I really didn’t want an earlier one as it’s going to be an early enough start for me as it is. Any earlier and it would make it very difficult.

    Premier Icon TedC
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    7:24, Green zone here

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    6:11 Orange. *fistbumbs scott*

    Thanks for posting. mail was in my junk folder. prob would have missed it otherwise!

    Almost certainly won’t be riding though. Separated shoulder. 🙁

    SamB
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    My girlfriend is on an 8:45ish start, she’s quite grumpy about it ‘cos she isn’t a slow rider. Seems like putting down a realistic time is not the way forward and she should have been more optimistic!!

    I don’t have an entry for the 3rd year, so will be hunting around to see if anyone has one they want to shift on (HINT HINT 😀 )

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    6am Blue Zone.
    Sounds like I’ll be one of the first on the road! 🙂

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    6.07 Blue. Seeing as I’m riding there at about 4.30 in the morning it seems, it’d better not rain.

    m0rk
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    Start Area: Black
    Wave: C
    Wave Load opening time: 06:18
    Wave Load closing time: 06:53
    Start Time: 07:35

    Early start then….

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Seeing as I’m riding there at about 4.30 in the morning it seems, it’d better not rain.

    I did it in 2014 and had to stop in a tube station at about 5am to put on even more waterproof gear. Roads were busy even then with riders heading up to Stratford.

    Premier Icon crazybaboon
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    m0rk
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    Do they give you the little tracker doobries like in the marathon? My wife just worked out how early the start is, and now wants to track from the living room

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Do they give you the little tracker doobries like in the marathon? My wife just worked out how early the start is, and now wants to track from the living room

    Last year there was a live tracking app on iOS, although it was a little hit and miss.

    Premier Icon paulmgreen
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    Black Wave F for me. Start time 8.38.

    What exactly is this Wave malarkey ?? Wave open 7.14. Wave close 7.49

    Does this mean you are standing in a wave by 7.49 for an hour ???

    atlaz
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    yep. basically turn up and get sheparded into a fenced off area. Then slowly make your way to the start then at 8:38 you’re off. I would assume though you can turn up just before the wave closes.

    mrjmt
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    6:18 orange

    curto80
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    What estimated times did you mofos put down to get these decent start times? I put 5 hours and I’m way back at 7.30am. Gagh

    Premier Icon paulmgreen
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    I put 6.5 hours. 8.38.

    So the faster the rider the closer to the front. All the slowest at the back ? Don’t quite get the logic of that tbh?

    mikey74
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    I put 6-6.5 hours, and start at 8:13.

    @ paul: It does make sense from a H&S point-of-view, as it means the faster riders don’t have to do as much overtaking.

    My training suggests I could probably do 5-5.5 hours, but I’ve never done one of these things before; plus, it would be difficult for me to get there much earlier.

    Premier Icon paulmgreen
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    I have done 100 miles before on a course with much more climbing. 6 of us rode for 80 miles as a group then I was solo last 20 when they dropped off but I ended at 5.50…… I’ve been ill recently for best part of 3 months so fitness is a bit off so I was guessing 6 1/2 hours.

    I take the point ref faster riders having less to overtake, but surely in effect the fast riders at the front gradually getting slower leaves a big gap in the middle and theoretically the slower riders a the back means a gap in the middle lol

    mOrk . Im in with you mate.
    You wearing your QECP jersey ?
    Black, wave C 0735 start . expect 6 – 6 1/2hrs all in . I have a parking space reserved in Surrey Quays and space for a +1 .

    mikey74
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    What time did you put down to get that start time?

    curto80
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    It’s hard to overstate the draft effect of that many cyclists. When I did it I 2014 (which was the typhoon year) I averaged 34kmph – id never ridden a bike anywhere near that fast before that.

    mikey74
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    I’m banking on it 😀

    I always ride on my own, so it’ll be nice to have some shelter for a change.

    curto80
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    You’ll love it. Amazing how much difference it makes really

    mboy
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    7:03 start time for me this year.

    Did it in 4:59 last year (predicted 5:30 this year as expect I won’t be as fit).

    It’s hard to overstate the draft effect of that many cyclists.

    This… I’ve averaged 20mph on rides before, but short blasts on my own, or 30 miles with a group all sharing the workload, never on anything that long. The first 50 miles is near enough pan flat, you’ll get half way round way quicker than you can imagine! I got to the 50 mile point at 23mph avg last year!!!

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    It’s hard to overstate the draft effect of that many cyclists. When I did it I 2014 (which was the typhoon year) I averaged 34kmph – id never ridden a bike anywhere near that fast before that.

    That and the fact you don’t have to stop at every single junction and set of lights!

    I did it in 2014 as well and comfortably got round in sub 4hrs (the route was cut to 85 miles that year due to the weather) and that included a good 10 mins or so of stoppage when a mate crashed. Other than that we stopped once at the final feed for less than 2 minutes.

    First hour we averaged 26mph, that got throttled back after the crash though.

    mikey74
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    Can anyone advise in what size rucksack will fit into the kit bag they give you? I need something that will fit some shoes, casual shorts, T-shirt, fleece etc.

    Premier Icon paulmgreen
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    I’ve just noticed that there is a Gel Point at 95 miles ! Hardly seems worth it for just 5 miles !

    6am Blue for me too.

    Can anyone advise in what size rucksack will fit into the kit bag they give you? I need something that will fit some shoes, casual shorts, T-shirt, fleece etc.

    The bag is pretty big, will take shoes, shorts, tshirt, fleece etc no problem.

    I’ve just noticed that there is a Gel Point at 95 miles ! Hardly seems worth it for just 5 miles !

    If it is like previous years the volunteers hold out gels for riders to grab at that one as they ride by, only 5 miles to go but a welcome little boost for the finale

    Leigh2612
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    I’m on the 46…no times for me as yet! Still hoping for an “upgrade” too!

    mikey74
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    The bag is pretty big, will take shoes, shorts, tshirt, fleece etc no problem.

    The problem is I need to ride the 5 miles from the drop-off to the start, so need to carry stuff in a rucksack, so that will need to go in the bag as well. At the moment, I just have a 28L one.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    The problem is I need to ride the 5 miles from the drop-off to the start, so need to carry stuff in a rucksack, so that will need to go in the bag as well. At the moment, I just have a 28L one.

    Why?
    Just fill up the drawstring bag with what you need. It’s a reasonable size, easily enough for some warm clothes to ride to the start and to pick up afterwards.

    I rode 10 miles from my parents house up to the start wearing full waterproof gear, ditched most of it into the bag then collected it at the finish.

    mikey74
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    Do you get the kit bag beforehand then? I assumed you got it when you got to the start venue on the day.

    wilburt
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    Its my first time, put down six hours eta so got a 7.49.
    I have a substantial drive then a 15 mile ride pre the start, whats this bag thing, can I bag up a warm jacket and collect it at the end?

    ta x

    mikey74
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    You get a drawstring kit bag that you then put on a lorry and it takes it to the finish where you can collect it.

    I’ve just read through the programme and you collect the kit bag when you sign in at the Excel centre.

    freeagent
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    I put down 6hrs 30 as my expected time, and got an 8.31am start time (fine with me)

    Time on my Garmin was 6hrs 40 last year, my only ambition is the beat that.

    My buddy who I’m riding with has a different colour and an 8am start.
    We’re hoping he can duck into a later pen, and I can sneak into an earlier one to shorten the gap.

    I’m looking forward to, and dreading it in equal measure.
    I’ve ridden a lot more this year than I had by this point last year (half as much again) but yet again not done enough long rides.

    I did 72 miles a week ago, and felt OK afterwards, will try and do another of similar distance before the big day.

    The weight loss hasn’t exactly gone to plan either, but I should be a few kilos lighter than last year, which has got to help.
    I’m sure i’ll end up having a ‘tactical’ walk up Leith Hill again…

    ransos
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    •Start Area: Pink
    •Wave: C
    •Wave Load opening time: 05:57
    •Wave Load closing time: 06:32
    •Start Time: 07:14

    My fastest century is 5:45, and I was a bit fitter then. I’m hoping the draft effect and flattish course will have me slightly quicker.

    As for the drawstring bag, I’m wondering if I need to bother? I’ll take a packable shell which I could wear to the start (I’m riding about 10 miles from a friend’s house)then shove in my jersey pocket.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    I wouldn’t bother with the kit bag if you’re riding back from the finish. Shell plan sounds good. I went for the bin bag and bin it plan. There’s a bit of hanging around at the start, but you can ride straight on home(/friend’s) from the finish.

    mikey74
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    I’ve got a train journey from Victoria afterwards and I don’t really want to sit on the train in sweaty/wet clothes, so I’ll be using the kit bag for some gear to change into.

    I may also hang around London for a bit, so some spare clothes would come in handy for that as well.

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