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Last year it was possible to find out whether you got a place in the ballot by logging in to your account and seeing if your application had been cancelled or not.

The same link for this year still takes you to the 2013 page.......so....... does anyone have the equivalent link to manage your account for this year? Or know of another way to circumvent waiting for the postman?.

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lisafrankers [2 posts] 3 years ago
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This was the link for the 2014 application. Worked from midnight until about an hour ago; now they've taken the ability to review your application off. I looked at mine this morning and it said "Approved" so I hope that was correct! Guess it's just a case of waiting for Mr. Postman now  2https://regonline.activeeurope.com/register/login.aspx?EventId=1273725&R...

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Al__S [1175 posts] 3 years ago
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What was the link? Could search my emails. It might update during the day.

Not that it matters much as I've got an Asthma UK place anyway.

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JonnyWright [8 posts] 3 years ago
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Link works for me, says 'Cancelled' so I assume I'm not in.

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andyeb [26 posts] 3 years ago
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Based on conversations I've had on twitter, it looks like it was possible to find out for a few hours this morning. But now they've fixed that. So it looks like waiting for the post is the only option  2

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Leviathan [2476 posts] 3 years ago
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andyeb wrote:

Based on conversations I've had on twitter, it looks like it was possible to find out for a few hours this morning. But now they've fixed that. So it looks like waiting for the post is the only option  2

Bump/Bookmark/There must be a login somewhere to pay for your entry if you have won a slot in the ballot. Does that mean we will all get a letter even if we haven't got a spot? Could be waiting days for nothing to come. Anyone able to confirm through the website please keep us updated.

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andycoventry [110 posts] 3 years ago
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andyeb wrote:

Based on conversations I've had on twitter, it looks like it was possible to find out for a few hours this morning. But now they've fixed that. So it looks like waiting for the post is the only option  2

Should have asked first thing this morning..... thats a pain in the @rse

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VeloPeo [350 posts] 3 years ago
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Apparently the link only works via mobile phones

I'm in.

Mrs Velo Peo is in.

It's the day after my brother's wedding - so we're both out. Arse.

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farrell [1946 posts] 3 years ago
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Mine is down as approved.

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andycoventry [110 posts] 3 years ago
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VeloPeo wrote:

Apparently the link only works via mobile phones

It does - But I dont have a place......

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jmaccelari [250 posts] 3 years ago
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Yep - mobile phone only. I'm down as 'cancelled'...  20

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bollandinho [65 posts] 3 years ago
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Mine says approved after I got in on my phone. It's a bit of a strange way to announce things, so I'm not counting my chickens yet though.

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andyeb [26 posts] 3 years ago
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I can confirm this is correct - I was able to log into my account and check via Chrome on Android but not Chrome running on a Mac.

I'm showing up as "approved", but I'll wait for the magazine in the post before I get too excited.

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Flying Scot [923 posts] 3 years ago
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Worked on the iPad just now, I'm out......

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jason.timothy.jones [293 posts] 3 years ago
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im out ... again  20

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spin sugar [48 posts] 3 years ago
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Commiserations to those that miss out. I know the targets can be steep (they certainly are for the marathon) and not everyone is in a position to fundraise to avoid taking the hit personally but, if you are, there are quite a lot of charities that have picked up the event now so that might be worth checking out. There'll be a rush on registrations with them now the ballot results are out so you may need to move quickly. Alternatively, for non-London based cyclists who would have to have booked accommodation anyway, Sports Tours International has been doing money off it's entry plus hotel options for a little while (don't know if it's still going, though).

Neither option will be viable for a lot of people, but I thought it was worth mentioning...just in case...

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S13SFC [140 posts] 3 years ago
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I took the chance and nabbed a (local) charity place. Needed to raise £750 which I did in just over two weeks so don't let the fundraising put you off, it's much easier than you think.

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Flying Scot [923 posts] 3 years ago
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The charity bit doesn't sit well with me any more, I used to do this, but fund raising to allow you to pursue something you enjoy just doesn't seem right.

Neither does basically making an entry 700 quid for guys with deep pockets.

Fair play for those new to cycling/ old/ young/ not fit who do this for charity as a real challenge / hardship for them, all the best to you.

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S13SFC [140 posts] 3 years ago
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Flying Scot wrote:

The charity bit doesn't sit well with me any more, I used to do this, but fund raising to allow you to pursue something you enjoy just doesn't seem right.

Neither does basically making an entry 700 quid for guys with deep pockets.

Fair play for those new to cycling/ old/ young/ not fit who do this for charity as a real challenge / hardship for them, all the best to you.

I agree to a certain degree but Ride London is slightly different for those of us not from London or the SE. I see it more of a one off.

For me it was pretty clear that a small local charity, a hospice in this case with 8 "gold bonds", was a great cause and would be easy to raise a large sum for (raised lots of small ones for them in the past) simply because the cause, tied in with finishing outside Buck House, would tick the boxes.

So when I started fund raising, the combination of 100 miles (never ridden that far), local hospice and the allure of London was a winner. Hopefully I'll raise well north of £1000 for them and ride my first imperial century at the same time.

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sagesolar [4 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah I had the same viewing it through android chrome, but like you say I am going to wait for the confirmation in the post!  1 I have posted a screenshot of the "approved" status here:
https://twitter.com/sage_solar/status/430378456191205376

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Leviathan [2476 posts] 3 years ago
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Mobile it the way to go. 'Approved'! so I get to do it a second time (sorry dudes and dudesses who missed out) and improve my time. Making plans for the summer...
Thanks for the info today, not knowing until the mag turned up or getting an email would have been best but knowing that the ballot had been called and not knowing was a killer.

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andycoventry [110 posts] 3 years ago
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All is not lost - I forgot I applied also in my girlfriends name and unsurprisingly she is the only one with the approved status. Does anyone know if you are allowed to change the details of the winning entry to someone else at the same address? Or is it forfeited if they don't want to ride.

If all else fails I will ride as her, know a couple of people that did this last year.

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700c [1043 posts] 3 years ago
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@Andycoventry, no, looked into this last year and paces are not exchangeable.

Yes, it's possible to ride as someone else, the only point you're checked for id is when registering in person to get your race number at excel or wherever -so to get around this the entrant would sign the form to nominate someone to collect the race number and pack on their behalf.

I guess the only problem with doing that is in the event of an accident and they need to identify you.

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mickcee [75 posts] 3 years ago
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Mine says Cancelled!!!

Payed upfront, will now have to pay again if take a charity place.

Does anyone know who paid upfront last year that didnt get in when you get the top you get should you not be succesful?

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jason.timothy.jones [293 posts] 3 years ago
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mickcee wrote:

Mine says Cancelled!!!

Payed upfront, will now have to pay again if take a charity place.

Does anyone know who paid upfront last year that didnt get in when you get the top you get should you not be succesful?

mine came a few weeks later

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farrell [1946 posts] 3 years ago
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How strict were they on ID at registration last year?

If I have indeed got a place I wont be using it as it clashes with my wedding anniversary.

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andycoventry [110 posts] 3 years ago
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farrell wrote:

How strict were they on ID at registration last year?

If I have indeed got a place I wont be using it as it clashes with my wedding anniversary.

From what was said above I believe you can nominate someone else to pick up your rider pack anyway, and thats only when they check IDs.

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BUZZBUZZBUZZ [6 posts] 3 years ago
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How legit is this method of checking you got in or not? Has anyone who's 'approved' also got the magazine? I don't want to get my hopes up!  20

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Leviathan [2476 posts] 3 years ago
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Flying Scot wrote:

The charity bit doesn't sit well with me any more, I used to do this, but fund raising to allow you to pursue something you enjoy just doesn't seem right.

Neither does basically making an entry 700 quid for guys with deep pockets.

Henning Wehn put this exact thing in Room 101 this week:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03t8vbm/Room_101_Series_3_Episode_2/

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Maggers [59 posts] 3 years ago
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You needed Id to pick up your number etc the days before but loading into the start waves on the day was pretty anarchic. Plenty of people turning up at the wrong time or location to ride with their mates. The sheer number of people meant they couldn't police it.

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Spooks [59 posts] 3 years ago
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Well magazine arrived today and no place for me. Good luck all

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