Riding the sportive escalator

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums



Riding the sportive escalator

Five steps to riding an iconic European event

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Celebrating the cycling legacy created by the 2012 Olympic Games the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 took a well established leaf out of the London Marathon’s book to provide cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to ride on fully closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishing on The Mall it’s like no other event on the calendar with 80,000 entries in the ballot system filling up in less than a month after being opened. If you ever needed proof that cycling is popular in the UK then this event is it!

In 2012 Box Hill was made famous as a focal point for the Olympic Road Race. pic: ©Mike Cotty

The chance to ride in the heart of London and the Surrey hills doesn’t come around very often, just one weekend in early August in fact, making the Pru-100 an excellent opportunity to bag a century of miles along with the likes of Leith Hill and the world famous Box Hill in the process. It’s by no means the hardest event on the calendar, that’s not the point of it, but one that can really be used to get some quality miles in the legs and with the amount of riders on the road (and in close proximity) you’ll need to be attentive throughout – another important attribute to practice. Use this event to work on your endurance and don’t forget to remind yourself how cool it is to now be a cyclist in the UK!


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.