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RideLondon will get 4.5 hours of national BBC airtime on Sunday

Prudential RideLondon, the Mayor of London’s new weekend festival of cycling, will be given 'marathon-style' TV coverage.
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On Sunday the BBC will be broadcasting extensive coverage of Prudential RideLondon, the Mayor of London’s new weekend festival of cycling.

11:30-14:00 BBC2
16:30-18:30 BBC1

In addition, full live coverage of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will be available on the red button.

"To have 4.5 hours of coverage on the BBC in the first year of Prudential RideLondon is fantastic," said event director Hugh Brasher. "The BBC is a huge supporter of the event and the programmes will include highlights from all events and live coverage of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic."

Internationally, coverage will be shown in 111 countries worldwide – including Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and the USA – and on Eurosport in Europe and across the Asia/Pacific region.

Prudential RideLondon comprises four separate events: Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. 

In addition, the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show takes place at ExCeL from 1st to 3rd August.

Next year’s Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August.

The online ballot for places in next year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will open on Monday 12 August 2013. It will close on 6 January 2014 or when 80,000 registrations have been received.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "We’re expecting 70,000 cyclists to take part in the first ever Prudential RideLondon this weekend, with many thousands more watching on the streets and millions on their televisions. I am delighted we’ve now been able to confirm the dates for year two, and certain that it is set to become a much-loved event every summer in the capital."

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