Ride London Classic

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Ride London Classic

Postby roberts8 » 16 Jul 2020, 9:56pm

This race comes through my village and is a great spectacle but locally they are convinced it is cancelled. I know the charity ride is but I thought the pro race is going ahead on the 16 August as on the Prudential website. If I am correct I assume it will be a rolling road closure. Can anyone please show me where I can get the definitive answer please as so far I have failed.
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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby mjr » 16 Jul 2020, 10:38pm

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/raci ... our-457773 says it's cancelled. The definitive is probably somewhere on UCI.ch
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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby mattsccm » 18 Jul 2020, 5:42pm

Complete thread drift/hijack.
How on earth can this be called "classic"? Its virtually new. I wouldn't call any event founded post ww2 classic. Bugged me since day one :)

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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby mjr » 18 Jul 2020, 11:32pm

mattsccm wrote:Complete thread drift/hijack.
How on earth can this be called "classic"? Its virtually new. I wouldn't call any event founded post ww2 classic. Bugged me since day one :)

For some reason, a "classic" cycle race is the most prestigious of its type or area or at least claims to be. As it's the UK's only top division race and I think it has had a big prize pot, the London Surrey Classic gets to call itself so, taking over the spot vacated over a decade earlier by the Rochester International Classic.

Dissatisfaction with the term led to the oldest and most respected classic races being reclassified as the five Monuments.
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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 19 Jul 2020, 1:41pm

Slight thread deviation / hijack here, but. I’m planning on setting up a ‘Ride Social’ which uses my ( slightly modified ) version of the PRLS 100, on the Sunday. It’s pretty much the same route, but avoiding the East tunnel up by the Olympic Park, the limehouse link tunnel, the A40 at Hammersmith, and the ‘wrong way up the one way’ at bull hill in Leatherhead. It should be a laugh to see how many people I get on it. Some of the Surrey residents will probably [inappropriate word removed] a chicken as well. This could be fun......

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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby mattsccm » 22 Jul 2020, 2:13pm

The event is about as classic as a modern Mini. Pure self promoting hype, just like CUK calling itself the national cycling organisation or some such twaddle.

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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby Shreds » 22 Jul 2020, 2:25pm

Because of the inability of Prudential RideLondon to organise any part of this due to Covid I have set up my own solo event in Sheffield and anyone is welcome to join at a social distance of 10 metres for 100 miles of Yorkshire instead. (I am doing it in aid of NHS Sheffield Neuro Care, 16th June including passing the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital).

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IanPrince



Incidentally why the need of RideLondon to hang onto all the entry fees for so long before refunding them (20,000 x £85) is appalling….still waiting….

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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby De Sisti » 6 Aug 2020, 8:28am

Marcus Aurelius wrote:Slight thread deviation / hijack here, but. I’m planning on setting up a ‘Ride Social’ which uses my ( slightly modified ) version of the PRLS 100, on the Sunday. It’s pretty much the same route, but avoiding the East tunnel up by the Olympic Park, the limehouse link tunnel, the A40 at Hammersmith, and the ‘wrong way up the one way’ at bull hill in Leatherhead. It should be a laugh to see how many people I get on it. Some of the Surrey residents will probably <i>[inappropriate word removed]</i> a chicken as well. This could be fun......

Did it take place?

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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 6 Aug 2020, 7:13pm

De Sisti wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:Slight thread deviation / hijack here, but. I’m planning on setting up a ‘Ride Social’ which uses my ( slightly modified ) version of the PRLS 100, on the Sunday. It’s pretty much the same route, but avoiding the East tunnel up by the Olympic Park, the limehouse link tunnel, the A40 at Hammersmith, and the ‘wrong way up the one way’ at bull hill in Leatherhead. It should be a laugh to see how many people I get on it. Some of the Surrey residents will probably <i>[inappropriate word removed]</i> a chicken as well. This could be fun......

Did it take place?


It’s not until the 16th of August. Apparently I’m limited to ‘bubbles’ of 6, separated by ( insert random distance ).

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Re: Ride London Classic

Postby Shreds » 9 Aug 2020, 5:00pm

Given the uncertainty I switched ‘Ride London 100’ for a personal Ride Sheffield 200k on Sunday 16th August. Officially its a solo ride but if anyone wants to tag along at a social distance for 1, 5, 10 or more miles they are welcome to do so. We will be passing the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital at some point as the ride is raising funds for their NeuroCare charity (Head injuries etc being very relevant to cycling).

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ianprince

Anyone wanting route details or approx timings get in touch and I will provide.

Sheffield Hospitals charity media coordinator has been in touch with the media so we might even be lucky enough to get to feature on radio or TV, but who knows?

Its a good cause and they benefit the efforts directly. Thats what matters.