Important message from Prudential RideLondon

The new annual world-class festival of cycling, Prudential RideLondon, will take place in London and Surrey on closed roads during the weekend of Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2013. Prudential RideLondon will be the largest mass participation cycling festival ever held in the UK, with over 70,000 cyclists, including some of the world's top professionals, taking part across four separate events. Even if you're not taking part you may be affected as a large number of roads and bridges across London and Surrey will be closed, which will have major impact on transport along the route. Please take a look at the Prudential RideLondon website to see where the route goes and for more information to help you plan ahead for your travel across the weekend.

For more information please visit:

http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/ridelondon
http://www.twitter.com/ridelondon

Have a great weekend of cycling!

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 23,880

    Have a great weekend of cycling!

    Except if you are not part of the event, as the roads will be closed to unbranded non-corporate cyclists... :wink:
  • chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,919
    Have a great weekend of cycling!

    Thanks for posting, I hadn't heard anything about this event. In fact, I don't think there's anything about it on this forum, so just as well you gave us the heads-up in time.
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • nolfnolf Posts: 2,016
    Out of interest PrudentialRideLondon, can you respond to the "riding without paying" threads?
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    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost;
    Than never to have loved at all."

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  • Never ridden on an event involving so much hassle and so bewildering in terms of information being conveyed clearly and precisely. Just getting to Stratford for the start will be a bigger achievement than doing the ride. Shambolic.
  • ShacksterShackster Posts: 257
    Frattonise wrote:
    Never ridden on an event involving so much hassle and so bewildering in terms of information being conveyed clearly and precisely. Just getting to Stratford for the start will be a bigger achievement than doing the ride. Shambolic.

    Sorry my friend but that is complete twaddle. Have you ever done an event involving 20,000 people?

    Sure there have been some queries but it's the first year and a learning experience for all concerned. It certainly is a long way from being shambolic.
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  • chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,919
    Shackster wrote:
    Sure there have been some queries but it's the first year and a learning experience for all concerned. It certainly is a long way from being shambolic.
    +1.

    Administratively, it's excellent so far.
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • Actually 8 London marathons - for which trains actually run. And trudging over to Excel yet again with only a 3 day window is totally inconvenient. I've spent an hour looking on the Internet for the drop-off zones. Unsuccessfully. Perhaps you could tell me where they are?
  • chrisaonabikechrisaonabike Posts: 1,919
    What do you mean by drop-off zones?
    Is the gorilla tired yet?
  • zardozzardoz Posts: 251
    Frattonise wrote:
    Actually 8 London marathons - for which trains actually run. And trudging over to Excel yet again with only a 3 day window is totally inconvenient. I've spent an hour looking on the Internet for the drop-off zones. Unsuccessfully. Perhaps you could tell me where they are?
    These were identified in the transport options questionnaire that you should have completed. And its linked from the website http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/The_Events/Prudential_RideLondon-Surrey_100/Rider_Info.htm I'm pretty sure that you have to register in the preceeding days for the London Marathon as well.
  • Frattonise wrote:
    Actually 8 London marathons - for which trains actually run. And trudging over to Excel yet again with only a 3 day window is totally inconvenient. I've spent an hour looking on the Internet for the drop-off zones. Unsuccessfully. Perhaps you could tell me where they are?


    I have had none of these problems. All the paperwork has been completed during our Lodge meetings and a courier delivered my race numbers last night.
    If you let me know what Lodge you attend I'll have a quiet word and get it all sorted for you. :wink:
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • CalpolCalpol Posts: 1,039
    Frattonise wrote:
    Actually 8 London marathons - for which trains actually run. And trudging over to Excel yet again with only a 3 day window is totally inconvenient. I've spent an hour looking on the Internet for the drop-off zones. Unsuccessfully. Perhaps you could tell me where they are?
    https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=212031949687909346769.0004e23e58d484757478f&msa=0

    Drop off and parking zones
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    Frattonise wrote:
    Actually 8 London marathons - for which trains actually run. And trudging over to Excel yet again with only a 3 day window is totally inconvenient. I've spent an hour looking on the Internet for the drop-off zones. Unsuccessfully. Perhaps you could tell me where they are?

    You must be looking with your bleeding eyes closed!

    Yea big inconvenience what did you expect 20000 people signing on the day of the event? :roll:

    Christ no pleasing some.
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