RideLondon-Surrey 100 (2019) Anyone?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by Dogtrousers, 6 Aug 2018.

  1. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

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  2. steverob

    steverob Über Member

    For the first time since 2014, I won't be going in for the 100 ballot this year. I've got another (non-cycling) event that I'll be training for throughout July and August, so I won't be able to put as many miles in on the bike as I'd need to in the weeks leading up to it, so don't feel it's worth entering on the outside chance of getting a place I can't really use. I may be tempted by the 46 however, as I think I could do that without requiring too much additional training.

    Anyway, have already got a place confirmed on the Tour of Cambridgeshire (this year is the first time they've got a 100 mile route) for the start of June, so that'll be my century ride for next year.
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  3. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    I will retain my 100% record of never being balloted.
  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    In the ballot, so expecting the Commiserations-and-would-you-take-a-charity-place-so-we-can-gouge-more-money magazine next year....
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  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I might enter...and hope I don’t get in!
  6. Joffey

    Joffey Veteran

    I have entered and hope I don't get in!
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  7. Well I’m in the ballot again:okay:
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  8. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    In the hat again.
  9. lazybloke

    lazybloke Über Member

    Surrey Hills
    Just signed up again. Wasn't in the country for the event this year, and missed the whole spectacle. Would like to have another go
  10. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    Can I ask why bother entering the ballot? It simply takes away from someone else’s opportunity.

    I’m in again and very much hope I get a place.
  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I was being completely serious. I currently have health (inflammatory arthritis) problems but hope I'll be ok next year if I get in

    If you've also done it before, equally you could also not enter and give someone else a chance to get a place for tne first time?

    Indeed, if I don't get in, I would hope it's because my demographic is over subscribed and the place goes to someone who's not done it before :okay:
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  12. Joffey

    Joffey Veteran

    I've done it twice and hate how many people are on the roads and the monstrous delays on the course BUT in the years that I have done it it has given me something to train for. So I've applied. If I get in then great, I have something to train for, if I don't I won't be bothered. There are a couple of other reasons for applying for 2019 too but the above is the gist of it.
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  13. Simontm

    Simontm Veteran

    In again. If successful, I suspect it will be my last time.
  14. toffee

    toffee Über Member

    Yep Mrs T and I have both put our entries in again.
  15. The Central Scrutinizer

    The Central Scrutinizer Veteran

    I did it in 2016 for prostate cancer uk but have nether got in through the ballot.I will try again but getting a bit blase with it now.
    It annoys me that so called celebrities can just do the ride without going through a ballot.
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