The Deloitte Ride Across Britain has become one of the biggest bike challenges in the UK. Cyclists can either complete a section of the route, or they can ride the entire 960 miles. It’s a chance to discover the UK from two wheels along a meticulously researched route, with the support of Threshold Sport.
The organisers are now offering people the opportunity to get a free entry in to the perfect training event – The London Revolution.
The London Revolution is a 180 mile 2-day route that takes you around the outskirts of London.
To enter, you’ll need to use the code REV13 when you sign up on the website. The payment for RAB must have already been accepted before signing up for REV. Signing up for both the RAB and REV has to happen between the 27th of Feb and the 17th of May.
This year there have been a number of revisions to the route as organisers discover new roads, better suited to cycling, with more beautiful surroundings. I’ve included a great video at the end of this post that shows just some of the highlights.
There’s a great sense of achievement at having cycled from the farthest tip of the UK to reaching the ocean at the other day. However, for many people 9 days is too large a time commitment both for the event and the training time needed beforehand. In which case there are team options and the opportunity to ride smaller sections of the route.
In 2012, I rode the London Revolution. It was a challenge for me as I hadn’t completed any real training before hand, aside from my commute. I enjoyed it immensely and was impressed with the level of support along the route. From bike maintenance stations, to the training plan you receive before the ride and more energy bars and gels that you could possibly need. I’d recommend the experience if you are enjoying your commute and looking to create more memories on your bike.