Last year, along with 1,400 other riders, I took part in the London Revolution. The ride follows a circular route around the outskirts of London, taking in some of the most beautiful scenery. You can do the entire route or you can choose one of the two days.
This year it’s back and registrations are now open!
Whether you are in it to see if you can do it, for the beautiful scenery or just to catchup with friends and get some exercise then its a great ride worth taking a look at.
The circular ride starts and finishes in the Docklands. Once you exit London, the route takes you along mainly quiet roads through Epping Forest, the Chilterns and the North Downs. There’s also a lap around Box Hill, along the Olympic route.
On the final day you also get to ride around the Herne Hill Velodrome, which is a rather special experience.
Halfway along the route, there’s a basecamp at Windsor Racecourse with outdoor cinema, band, bar and a whole lot of pasta.
This year is going to be bigger than last, with places available for 2,500 riders looking to escape the city. The event takes place on the 18th to the 19th of May.
Registrations are open here:
Please note this did sell out pretty quickly last year.
The ride is fully supported which means if something goes wrong with your bike, they can help you with repairs and there’s also pitstops along the way providing water, free energy bars and so forth.
You’ll also get a training plan before the event.
I really enjoyed taking part last year, though I wish I had trained a little more before hand. The beautiful scenery along the way reminded me I should really take my bike out to the outskirts of London more often.
If you are already signed up then you might also want to join the London Revolution Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/londonrevolution for updates on the ride.
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