The London Revolution is on course to become the UK’s largest multi-day sportive, according to the event’s organisers.
The 180-mile, two-day ride will take place on May 18-19 and, with a rider limit of 2,000, the entry list is more than half full.
The ride will start and finish at London’s Docklands, following a route which skirts the capital, taking in Epping Forest, the Chilterns, the North Downs and two of London’s Olympic venues: Box Hill, part of the summer’s London 2012 road race route, and the Herne Hill Velodrome, which hosted the track cycling programme in 1948.
The route is designed to celebrate the best London has to offer and is pitched both at novice riders looking for a big challenge and, thanks to its early-season place in the calendar, for more experienced riders training for other events.
London Revolution organisers, Threshold Sports, have reported a flood of entries since RideLondon-Surrey 100 ballot places were confirmed last week.
“The two London cycling events taking place this summer are very different but complementary to one another,” said Nick Tuppen of Threshold Sports. “RideLondon-Surrey 100 will be a massive event and the experience of riding and marshalling over 20,000 riders will bring with it a unique blend of excitement and challenges.
“The MITIE London Revolution is a one of a kind multi-day challenge where the focus is on a higher quality experience, sociability and accessibility.”
London Revolution riders can tackle the full lap of London, including an overnight party at the Windsor racecourse base camp, or you can head home to your own home/hotel and leave your bike in secure storage overnight. Riders can also choose just one of the days to ride.
Entry costs £169 for the two-day ride including camping accommodation (plus dinner, breakfast, live bands and an outdoor cinema), or £78 excluding the overnight stay, while a one-day ride costs £39.
Enter online at www.london-revolution.com