Just curious, how long does Surrey hold it's Ride London contract for? There were postings that the contract was agreed on a verbal basis, seems odd. I've done the Ride 100 twice and know the area well but I'd look forward to doing the ride through other counties. Some of the entry fee will go to local charities but I'd like to see that spread further afield. Apparently the next ballot will close after 100,000 (or early 2015). That's a lot of guaranteed dosh for 20,000 or so entries.
Surrey seems to have sewn up all the big high profile rides, how does that work? I know Yorkshire had to pay a lot for their bid. Have other counties been able to bid?
It was very refreshing to be in Yorkshire for the Tour with London taking a back seat and Surrey not at the party.
Any thoughts appreciated.