Last week, Ride London announced that they are going virtual for this year’s event. Of course, it won’t replicate the real deal, cycling 100 miles with thousands of other enthusiasts along closed roads and finishing on the Mall is an incredible experience. However, they are hoping that people will embrace the spirit of the event by taking part in “My Ride London“. and help raise money for the UK’s charities.
The event is free and open to anyone and will take place when the actual event was due to on the 15-16 August, whenever you like. Their main objective to to encourage people to continue to fundraising for their chosen charities. The COVID-19 crisis has meant that thousands of charities across the UK are struggling to raise funds at the moment with the cancellation of so many events.
Once you’re registered, you’ll be able to download the app which will allow you to track your ride and share with with your friends and family while you cycle.
• My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: 100-mile ride
• My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46: 46-mile ride
• My Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19: 19-mile ride
• My Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: an event that allows you to set your own challenge (minimum distance 1km) on the wheels of your choice: bikes, scooters, skateboards, trikes, balance bikes, roller skates, wheelchairs or anything that is self-propelled.
Ride London 2021
The Ride London team also announced yesterday that the 2021 men’s UCI World Tour race won’t be taking place, however, the women’s race will be and the date has been confirmed as Sunday 30 May 2021. We’re not sure that this means for Ride London 100 mile sportive, whether it will be able to go ahead as it has done previously, however, the team is working hard to see what 2021 looks like. One thing’s for sure, there will be a world class pro women’s race and a free cycle event like no other. As the Government starts to announce what life looks like for mass participation events, we’ll be watching closely in hope that the main sportive can take place again next year.
Further details of the plans for the 2021 RideLondon festival of cycling will be announced over the coming months.