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Ride London - Team entry

secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,525
My work are considering getting together a team for the PRL 2020. Anyone done a team entry? Are the odds better than for the individual ballot?
Thanks in advance

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  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    I'm not sure about the odds but there's more than one team option. I've done one business team and one Amstel Ride Together team. The former was simply a case of applying by email and asking politely if they had a place (they did) and the latter was a ballot entry system. I would email then organisers and ask about entry for a four person business team - see what they say.
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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,525
    Longshot wrote:
    I'm not sure about the odds but there's more than one team option. I've done one business team and one Amstel Ride Together team. The former was simply a case of applying by email and asking politely if they had a place (they did) and the latter was a ballot entry system. I would email then organisers and ask about entry for a four person business team - see what they say.

    Cool - will try that
    The irony is that until recently, our office was literally across the road from the team that organise the PRL.
    *facepalm*

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  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,176
    For what it's worth I'm the 'club captain' of my office's cycling club (read; the only mug willing to organise anything).

    We have applied for a team place via Amstel or similar for the last four years and been successful every year. I find it's best if you apply for mixed teams as they are keen to get more women into cycling i.e. if we apply for two teams to enter, one all-male and one mixed we will always get the mixed team agreed and often get the all-male team declined.

    I dont think it's done by ballot for team entry, it's more a case of considerations as above being taken into account.
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  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    mtb-idle wrote:
    I dont think it's done by ballot for team entry, it's more a case of considerations as above being taken into account.

    I agree on the 'Business' team event but the Amstel one was absolutely stated to be by ballot. I cannot of course verify whether that was the case in reality.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,176
    Longshot wrote:
    I agree on the 'Business' team event but the Amstel one was absolutely stated to be by ballot. I cannot of course verify whether that was the case in reality.

    In that case our entries have been granted 100% of the time to mixed teams and rejected 100% of time for all male teams four times in a row. Purely by chance of course :lol:
    FCN = 4
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