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About the Event
What is the Prudential Ride London 100?
Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympics, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is a cycling sportive that starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into the Surrey countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a spectacular route used by the world’s best cyclists at the 2012 Olympics, it's a great event for all involved.
The route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 offers a perfect, traffic-free ride for a range of cycling abilities. Everyone can enjoy a challenging day in the saddle pedalling through the roads of London and Surrey.
Starting from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, cyclists head past Canary Wharf and through the City of London before cycling west along Piccadilly and the A4 at Hammersmith. Riders first cross the River Thames at Chiswick and pass through Richmond Park and the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames, before crossing Hampton Court Bridge along the route made famous by both the road race and time-trial events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
There's plenty of stunning Surrey countryside on offer as cyclists head south past Newlands Corner, Abinger Hammer and Holmbury St Mary before tackling the biggest ascent on the route at Leith Hill. After a well-earned descent towards Dorking, it's onto the next challenge: the world-famous zig-zags of Box Hill.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.
How to enter the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
Entry is via an online entry system which is open for an undefined period or at least until 80,000 have applied to the ballot. If you are successful you will be allocated a start time between 5:45am and 10:00am.
There is also an overseas ballot, as well as various ways to ride on either a tandem, recumbent bicycle or tricycle however these all require applicants to have an event entry and then contact the event organisers.
Riding for charity
If you do not secure a place through the public ballot but you would still like to take part, then you may be able to ride with a charity place. If you are interested in applying to for a charity place check out this list of charities with places in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. If you have managed to get a place through the ballot, you can still put that to good use by riding for a charity of your choosing.