RideLondon-Surrey 100 (2018) Anyone?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by Markymark, 8 Feb 2017.

  1. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Yeah, unfortunately we weren't able to get enough people together to form a team in the end, so we had to give up our place. But as far as I understand from how it worked in previous years, all the teams start together in one or two waves dedicated just to them (not sure when, but think they were kind of in the middle of the range of starting times). Of course that may well change this year, but certainly all the members of your team will definitely be in the same wave as each other.

    As I mentioned in my post, there's nothing to stop one person going around on their own if they want to complete the course as quickly as possible, but the "official" time they'll be given at the end, will be the same time as the last person in your team to finish, meaning it's in their interest to get that person round as fast as they can, rather than just themselves.
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  2. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    @steverob Thank you. Sorry to read you couldn’t fill your team.
  3. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    One last plug for places available through my work, please drop me a PM if interested. the deadline for registration is fast approaching.

  4. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Surrey Hills
    I've been cycling and driving parts of the route - Abinger Hammer to Leatherhead - this weekend. Loadsa cyclists out there, more than cars - it's fantastic!
    Wish I'd had better luck in the ballot :sad:
  5. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Same here, though I know all the hoops to jump through, unnecessary expense & bureaucracy would drive me nuts and I'd never want to do it again.....
  6. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Surrey Hills
    2016 was my year. Spent a good hour at drink stops, over an hour with punctures and mechanicals, then 2 hrs of delays at Pyrford and Leith Hill due to crashes and congestion.
    I reckon on a slightly faster time if I do it again! (yes I know it's not a race!)
  7. Nig mtb

    Nig mtb Well-Known Member

    Bramley, Surrey
    I did the first one and finaly got in with the ballot this year.
    Staying in Whitechapple night before nice easy ride to the park.

    07.32 start time for me Black wave C.

    Got to be in the by traps 06.52

    Going to be stuffed with the walkers on Leith Hill.........
  8. dickyknees

    dickyknees Veteran

    I'm Black Wave D starting @ 07:40.

    Started at 08;12 last year and the two hills weren't too bad at all when I was there.
  9. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    Blimey, is there a section reserved for CycleChat peeps or something? I'm in Black Wave D as well with @dickyknees and just behind @Nig mtb !

    Over an hour earlier starting than I was when I did this three years ago, so quite happy with that (I had a massive fear of getting a puncture/mechanical and not being able to make the cut-off time at Hampton Court, which is surprisingly tight for those starting in the last few waves).
    Last edited: 9 Jul 2018
  10. Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    I hadn't spotted this thread before.

    Back in March I entered a competition with Prudential and won a free place! Along with a training ride in Wales with some young chap who does some cycling in France & other places.


    I'm Green Wave G starting at 7:20. First sportive I've done for nearly 10 years...…………..
  11. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Is the one who cycles in France the one who could afford trousers and shoes? ;)
  12. dickyknees

    dickyknees Veteran

    Well, I am honoured to be in such esteemed company!
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  13. Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    He's the one with a posh place he can get changed in, prior to doing photos!
    mjr likes this.
  14. Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    My start time is 6.36, worked out I’ll have to leave here at around 3am to get to the start for my wave time of 5.08. Early night for me on the Saturday then!
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It's not especially tight for the 100 with a last start of 9am. I'm doing the 46...start time of 9.44 with the same 11.40 cut off at HC!
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