2014 was a sellout, get on the list for MITIE London Revolution 2015

The pictures from this year’s MITIE London Revolution are stunning!

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Looking at the them makes me want to go out and ride my bike on these beautiful roads.

The 2014 event was completely sold out, with 2,000 riders attending. Early list entry in to the 2015 event is now open here.

The London Revolution has become a regular fixture on many cyclists yearly sportive calendar, with London Cyclist writer Sam, as well as Andreas attending the event in the past.

Next year’s event promises to be a tougher experience with more climbs planned, which should bring out the cyclists amongst us that enjoy a challenge.

The event is welcoming to all levels of cyclists, though pre-event training is highly recommended. Fortunately, the organisers provide a pack with full training tips and a sample schedule.

In total the route is 185 miles long, split over two days. Many cyclists attend the entire event, but you can also choose to ride just one of the days. It’s estimated that riding the whole event can burn up to 12,000 calories – which will make you feel rather good about pigging out at the end of each day!

You can find more details on the route on the London Revolution website.

I’ll leave you with more pictures from this year’s event. If you attended, please do leave a comment or share this post!

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8 Responses to 2014 was a sellout, get on the list for MITIE London Revolution 2015

  1. pol sifter 21/05/2014 at 8:08 pm #

    The route this year was much improved from last year… Quieter lanes, lovely villages and definitely more of a challenge.

    I’ve just about recovered now (Wednesday!) but it was so worth it. Even THAT hill at the 260km point ;)

    The organisation was faultless and I can’t recommend it enough.

    Sign up now, you will not regret it.

  2. Christophevdm 23/05/2014 at 8:20 am #

    It was absolutely fabulous and I’m glad I came back to London to ride it.

    There’s no need to make it tougher next year by adding (again) more climbs. To many riders already needed to dismount at several places, forcing upcoming fellow riders to slow down & lose their momentum, even stop.

    Uphill congestion zones? No thanks!

    Hillwalking is nice, but the MLR is a cycling event after all.

  3. Claire 23/05/2014 at 10:18 am #

    Yey, i made it all the way round without any walking (smug smile ! :)
    Well organised, alot of lycra but loads of hills to climb with stunning views and downhills for recovery. The last 20 miles from Croydon were slow through town especially as i cycled nearly past my house…..i so wanted to stop and call it a day, but cycled on (seen as how it was for charity i thought i’d better finish).
    Had a week off the bike this week which was a treat but defintely feel fitter (and slimmer!).

  4. Jonathan 23/05/2014 at 11:05 am #

    Threshold Sports are to be congratulated for organizing an excellent cycling weekend. The route was very clearly marked and included many interesting challenges (the best being the 20% hill east of Woldingham). The food stops and overnight stay at Ascot were organized with military precision. If you are going to do one sportive, then do the London Revolution.

  5. Geoff Trimm 23/05/2014 at 12:34 pm #

    I have completed quite a few sportives and this was head and shoulders above the others. Admittedly, the weather helped, but it was incredibly well organised and it worked like clockwork. I’m definitely going to do it again next year.

  6. Tom 24/05/2014 at 9:11 am #

    I did the ride this year. It was great fun. I even won the photo comp and got a free jersey! This was the picture. http://instagram.com/p/oGdugJlMSh/

    I thought the ride was good and bad in places.

    Good – route guidance & GPX before ride, great coffee van, well organised at stops, water stations, medical inc suncream, bike lockup overnight (we didn’t camp)

    Bad – only 2 stops on 100 mile route, limited food selection (sandwiches/crisps?!?/bananas/high5/chocolate bar) website said 1000m of climbing and was nearly double that on both days.

    Improvements – 10 mile markers, more stops even if smaller or just for water.

    I’ll be back next year…

  7. Simon Wilcox 27/05/2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Second time on the Revolution for me and much improved route over last year. I’ll be back next year.

    Hopefully next year they’ll start south of the river and get all of the London city riding out of the way on day one whilst everyone is fresh. I didn’t particularly enjoy the slog back to Lee Valley this year but the camaraderie of the people on the ride greatly compensated for that.

  8. Tom Jennings 27/05/2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Did the ride in 2013 and it was brilliant. Decided not to do it again this year as couldn’t believe the British weather could be that good two years running. Shows what I know!

    Only downside from feedback seems to be the last stretch through London traffic. How about Threshold does a deal with Emirates next year so all cyclists and their bikes can get a lift across the river by cable car? Would solve the problem of no river crossings east of Tower Bridge and be a nice little perk too… ;-)

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