There was good news this week at Going Going Bike towers with one of our team getting a place on the Ride London Olympic legacy sportive ride in August.
If you didn’t get a place on Ride London but still want to ride a major sportive in and around the capital, then you may want to consider the The London Cycle Sportive.
The event will take place on Sunday 30 June and start in the picturesque Dulwich Park and finish at the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome,
Riders will have the rare opportunity to finish the sportive with a lap of honour inside the Velodrome. This is unique selling point for the sportive and it will no doubt provide a truly memorable finishing experience for you, your family and friends alike.
The route also takes riders through the stunning Surrey Hills, including a climb of Box Hill, which was used as part of the Olympic Road Race in 2012.
The London Cycle Sportive has a choice of 3 distances, 50km, 100km and 100 miles.
The short route of 50km heads out to the North Downs offering the riders stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill, prior to looping back North to rejoin the outward route back to Herne Hill Velodrome. The total climbing on this route is 455 metres and has a maximum elevation of 275 metres.
The medium route of 100km allows rider to climb 812 metres and a maximum elevation of 275 metres. This route also heads out to the North Downs before stretching to the country lanes between Reigate and Dorking, taking in the 2012 Olympic climb at Box Hill.
The long route of 100 miles will bring riders along the same journey as the medium route before continuing north to the North Downs to re-join the medium route on the North Downs Way at Ranmore Common. This route climbs 1098 metres and also has a maximum elevation of 275 metres.
The London Cycle Sportive is organised and run by Human Race, which also organises the Cycletta series of women only rides.