Over 25,000 people have signed up to the RideLondon 100 in the five weeks since registration went live.
Opened last month by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, sign up for the event should grow further with the organisers exhibiting at The Cycle Show in Birmingham this week.
The RideLondon festival of cycling will give amateur, clubs and the world’s elite cyclists four different cycling events to take part in over the weekend of the 3rd / 4th August 2013. The events range from RideLondon 100 – a 100 mile challenge ride, RideLondon Freecycle – an 8 mile central London route on closed roads for up to 70,000 people including families, RideLondon Grand Prix for Elite Women, Juniors and hand-cyclists the RideLondon Classic which will see the men’s elite take to the roads of London & Surrey on what is expected to become part of the UCI’s official race calendar.
Boris Johnson, said: “Londoners are cycling in record numbers and helped by a raft of improvements there are now more than half a million journeys made by bike every day. This cycling festival will have something for everyone, the lycra-clad professionals, the daily commuter, and families on a fun day out. What’s more, RideLondon is a living legacy of our glorious summer by utilising our wonderful Olympic Park.”
The ballot for places for RideLondon 100 will shut when a total of 75,000 have applied. People who are unsuccessful in the ballot may still be able to take part by cycling for a charity dear to their heart, as many major charities will have a set number of guaranteed entry places in the RideLondon 100. The charities will then allocate these places to riders on the basis that they will raise an agreed amount of money for the charity.