Proving the cycling bug has well and truly swept the nation, 50,000 riders in just 24 hours have registered to take part in the 2014 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 10 August.
To be eligible to take part in the event, cyclists have to register their interest and with just 24 hours since the ballot opened for the 2014 event 50,000 people have put forward their application.
The inaugural event saw over 15,000 cyclists successfully take to traffic-free roads in and around the Capital. Setting off from the Olympic Park, the riders took in the picturesque Surrey Hills, before finishing on The Mall, the scene of Lizzie Armitstead’s spectacular silver in the 2012 Olympic women’s road race.
Once 80,000 people have registered, the ballot will close and no further entrants will be accepted. Understandably, the organisers, London & Surrey Cycling Partnership are delighted with the response.
The Event Director Hugh Brasher is urging people to register their interest as soon as possible, so they can secure a place on the start line.
“It took us nearly five months to get to this landmark figure in the first year. As the largest inaugural timed mass-participation event in the world, this amazing response – only eight days after our first event – shows that Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is destined to become one of the must-do events of 2014.
“The excellent example set by The Mayor, who finished the 100-mile challenge in a superb 8 hours and 4 minutes, shows that while 100 miles on a bicycle is a long way, it is well within the grasp of a determined entrant who cycles regularly.”
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the biggest traffic-free cycling event in the UK, enter the ballot online today at www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk