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About the Event
What is the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46?
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 is part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling and is the more accessible brother of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. Aimed specifically for newer cyclists and also younger cyclists, this event offers a great introduction to cycling on traffic-free roads and is a wonderful way to ride your first sportive.
The route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 offers a perfect, traffic-free 46 mile ride for a range of cyclists, from young people aged 16+ to riders new to sportives. Everyone can enjoy a memorable day in the saddle as they pedal through 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. 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.
After heading through Thames Ditton and Western Green, the riders return to London, following the Thames all the way to Trafalgar Square then streaming under Admiralty Arch before a spectacular finish on The Mall.
How to enter the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46?
Entry to the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 is through a public ballot system due to the event’s popularity. With regards to tandem riders, and like the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive, only one rider needs to be successful in the public ballot instead of both the riders. It is also possible for those who secure an individual place in the event to ride the event on recumbent bicycles or tricycles by application.International riders can also apply to ride the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 as well as riders with disabilities.
Riding for charity
If you don’t manage to secure an event place through the public ballot then you can still apply to participate by obtaining a guaranteed charity place. In return for the charity place, you’ll be asked to raise a minimum amount of money for the charity. Take a look at this list of charities to see who has guaranteed places in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46.
If you are successful in getting a place through the public ballot and are interested in using your own place to ride for charity, there are many charities that would greatly appreciate your support.