Team Sky are inviting 300 “members of the public” to ride with the team at the official launch on the 4th of January. 300 riders will be picked at random from fans of the Team Sky Facebook site who enter the competition.
The lucky 300 will get the chance to join the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Juan Antonio Flecha as Team Sky takes to the streets of the capital on the first Monday of the New Year. To enter the competition simply become a fan on the Team Sky Facebook page and enter the competition.
According to the Team Sky announcement the ride will: “will help further develop the connection between Team Sky and the fans with the team playing a key role in inspiring 1 million new cyclists to get on their bikes by 2013.” 300 cyclists plus a team of pros taking to the streets of Central London will certainly be a site to see and if you are one of the 300 it will probably be one of the most memorable things you'll ever get to do on a bike.
If you do enter you'll need to be up early on the 4th an SMS text message will be sent to the lucky winners before before 8am providing details of the secret start location and you wouldn't want to miss it because you'd overslept.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.