Tag: ride london

Ride 100 – A Reflection Mk II

I did it, I finished the full Ride 100. After last year all I wanted was to be able to finish the whole route without incident and, thankfully, that wish came to pass. The morning began very early for me with a 3:45am alarm…

Ride London Registration

As with last year, registration and the collection of numbers for the Prudential Ride London involves a visit to the ExCel London. The registration event opened on Thursday 1st August and runs through to 5pm on Saturday 3rd August, the day before the race….

Another Year Older…

Yesterday I turned 42. It’s not a number that is celebrated outside of fans of the¬†Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy¬†but I was determined, as with most previous birthdays, to get out on my bike and prove to myself that 42 is really quite an…

Let’s Go Round Again!

So, this week the postman brought me the news that I have been successful in the ballot and have a place for the 2019 Prudential Ride London 100. Those who have read this blog will know that my debut in last year’s edition of…

A Good Sport(ive)

At 8:30am on the 29th July 2018 I wasn’t particularly loving life. I’d moved under 100 metres in 20 minutes, it was raining, I was soaked, I was cold and there was still 45 minutes until my wave were due to set off on…

Ride 100 – A Reflection

On Sunday just gone, I stood at the Olympic Park in Stratford with thousands of other cyclists waiting to start the 2018 incarnation of the Prudential Ride London 100 mile sportive. Despite the dullened skies and the ever increasing rain, spirits were high and…

One Week To Go….

Yesterday marked one week to go until the Ride London so a pal of mine, Al (who is also taking part in this year’s ride), and I went on a recce of two of the major climbs on the route, Leith Hill and Box…