Whilst there’s no shortage of great rides to do in London, in 2012 we can add a new one to the list. The London Revolution is certain to make its way onto many cyclists calendars.
The ride takes place over the course of a weekend and covers 180 miles. It will be open to 2,500 riders and will take you all around the most scenic parts of London.
But I’ve only just started cycling..
The bike ride is meant to be open to all, so if you are new to cycling and looking for a good way to take your cycling one step further then it will appeal. The organisers will be providing training plans and guidance to help you complete the ride. Along the route they’ll also be teams to help with any mechanical problems.
For the more seasoned cyclists amongst us, the sections up Box Hill that form part of the Olympic Road Race will be a highlight.
Box Hill…Windsor Castle… The Chilterns…
The route covers some of the most popular destinations for London’s cyclists. During the 102 miles (approximate 8-9 hours of riding) you’ll be seeing Epping Forest, Lee Valley and the Chilterns. You’ll then continue onto to Windsor Castle. For those completing the two day ride this is when you rest up, shower and enjoy the evenings entertainment. This will include a big meal (including pasta of course) and then later on a bar as well as Q&A session with various cycling experts.
After breakfast, there’s another 80 miles to be covered. Once again there are some fantastic locations to be seen along the route. Including Ranmore Common, the North Downs and Crystal Palace. The route ends at Tower Bridge. There’s plenty of hill climbing in this section so if you had a few too many drinks on the Saturday night you’ll regret it!
The London Revolution looks set to be one of the most complete rides around London’s best cycling sights. The places included along the way should be enough to get most people tempted. The evenings entertainment should seal the deal.
If you like your organised rides with all their benefits of mechanical teams, camping, food, hot showers and someone to carry your gear then take a look at the London Revolution.
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