London100 Sportive

by kayakboyuk   August 17, 2012  

Just signed up for the London 100 road event, well I'm in the ballot for 75k places. I've foolishly said I can do it in 5 hours someteen. Won't be right at the front but hopefully not too much overtaking. I can do the speed but only for two hours, need to get some miles in over this winter.

It looks like the Olympic course using the same organisation, Stratford to The Mall, but hopefully minus 8 loops or so of Box Hill.

The closed roads is what I like. A whole year to get ready but I'm raring to go right now.
Anyone else?

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How much does it cost? Closed roads sounds great, but 75,000 places sounds like a lot. Won't it be a traffic jam?

posted by pjay [225 posts]
17th August 2012 - 8:41

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£48.50, I think they are trying to scoop as much money for charity as possible like the london marathon, but yeah it sounds like a lot of people.

Only good at sitting-down sports

posted by kayakboyuk [41 posts]
17th August 2012 - 11:07

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There aren't 75,000 places - there are 20,000. Once the applications hit 75,000 the organisers will close entries. Not too sure what the criteria are for deciding who gets a place and who doesn't though!
My wife and I have entered, don't find out until February though if you've got in.

posted by hairybiker [13 posts]
19th August 2012 - 7:09

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What! they are going to deliberately disappoint 55,000 people. Surely the first 20,000 are keen enough, but most of us will miss out anyway. Rubbish idea. I will have to target RidewithBrad2.

Only good at sitting-down sports

posted by kayakboyuk [41 posts]
19th August 2012 - 14:57

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A quick google says that there are 8,500 places on the Etape, so surely 20,000 is still too many? £48 is a bit steep too, even if it is for charity. Do we really need a London Marathon for cycling?

Pro race should be good though, as long as the amateurs have finished by then.

posted by pjay [225 posts]
19th August 2012 - 15:51

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