London Revolution is in its first year in 2012 (London Revolution)
Limited places are still available to the inaugural two-day
London Revolution sportive this May (19-20).
If you haven’t heard much about the event before, it
involves 2,500 riders tackling 180 miles around a full anti-clockwise loop of
the city. The 101-mile first day starts at Peruvian
Wharf in the Docklands before heading
North out through the Ingrebourne Valley, round through Epping Forest and the Lea Valley
before rolling through the Chilterns and into Windsor Racecourse for an overnight party. There
riders will experience live music, an outdoor cinema, hot food and camping (for
those who have chosen to stay overnight).
The 84-mile second day sees riders depart early the
following morning south towards Box Hill before completing a couple of laps of
Herne Hill Velodrome and finishing back where they started.
the full ride, including accommodation, is £169, which is reduced to £78/£39 if
you only want to ride. For your money you get a fully signed route, feed
stations, mechanical support, broom wagons, ride support chaperones and
National Escort Group motorbike assistance through busy intersections. If you
are staying overnight, you’ll get hot food, showers, tents, toilets and
places are left of the maximum 750 available for the ride plus overnight stay,
while 1,250 have signed on to the event as a whole. Visit the website for all
the route information and details on how to enter.