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The London Revolution Ride goes Epic for 2017

If 185 miles around London wasn't challenging enough...

The new race season has begun, and with it comes a fresh wave of excitement, determination and ambition. Make 2017 your year to smash your cycling goals and get involved with some brilliant events.

The London Revolution ride is an annual 2 day event, covering 185 miles over the course of a 2 day weekend. Hundreds of riders come together from all over the country to ride past iconic landmarks, experience the heritage of the city and make friends with like-minded riders. The event has quickly become a must-do favourite in the cycling world, and for 2017, you can go ultra.

If you really want to test your endurance and skill level, London Revolution are giving riders the opportunity to complete the mammoth 185 mile route in just one day. Setting off from Windsor, the loop around London will be fully supported with sign posts, five pit stops throughout the day providing free snacks, hot and cold drinks and facilities, medical and mechanical support.

Left: 2 Day Route – Right: Ultra 1 Day Route

Cyclists will depart between 06:00 and 07:00 from Windsor Racecourse. First you’ll pass through Marlow before reaching the first challenge – the Chiltern Hills. After conquering the climbs you’ll descend into the sheltered roads of Epping Forest, before reaching the middle pit stop at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

With 85 miles under your belt, riders will venture into the iconic city of London, riding over Tower Bridge, past the Shard and Crystal Palace. Continuing to pedal southbound from the city centre, you’ll eventually reach the picturesque North Downs where a few steady inclines will be between you, and the finish line 185 miles later.

To take part in the 1 day Ultra, the minimum average speed is 15 miles per hour to ensure riders finish safely within the time-frames of the event.

There are a number of different rider packages available for the London Revolution event: 2 days,  1 day, Ultra all with camping options. More information about registration and packages can be found here.

With everything from food, support and camping included, all you need to do it focus on the ride and enjoying every single mile of it.

The London Revolution Ultra takes place on Saturday May 13th, while the standard 2 day option runs alongside on May 14th and 15th. More information about the event, FAQ’s and how to register can be found on the website here. If you want some more insight about the ride, check out the video below from the 2016 London Revolution.

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