Find out more about the event
Is my entry guaranteed?
If you sign up with us, pay the £20 registration fee and pledge to raise £500 in sponsorship, you definitely have a guaranteed place with us. To complete your registration, we’ll send round a link to an extra form you’ll need to fill in for the event organisers. This will ask for details such as your estimated finishing time. You must fill this in to complete your entry. If you don’t complete it, you won’t be able to take part.
How fit do I need to be?
We have training plans available at our website to help you get ready for the event, whether it’s your first ride or you’re trying to improve your time. You do need to complete the event in under 8 ½ hours, but this means an average cycling speed of 12mph which when cycling in a group is little more than walking effort. You can contact RunningWithUs, our specialist coaching partners, for one-to-one advice and support, and we’ll be inviting you to a training evening in April at our London office.
When will I receive my fundraising pack and jersey?
We’ll send your pack out a couple of weeks after you’ve registered to the address on your registration form.
When will I receive my race pack (timing chip, number etc.)?
You will receive an email from the organisers with your registration card which you’ll take to the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Cycling Show to collect your race pack. You must collect your pack from the show or you won’t be able to take part in the event.
What is the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show?
All participants in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 must register at the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show to collect their registration pack that is required to start the event.
- Thursday 26 July: 10:00-20:00
- Friday 27 July: 10:00-20:00
- Saturday 28 July: 09:00-17:00
The cycling show is will take place at ExCeL, 2 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL from Thursday 26 July to Saturday 28 July 2018. Entry is free and open to all. Many of the major cycling brands will be present as well as a multitude of other exhibitors who will be showing and selling everything from designer water bottles to the latest GPS devices.
What if I can’t attend the cycling show?
You can nominate someone to attend on your behalf and collect your race pack. The person must have your signed registration document, a letter written and signed by you authorising that person by name to collect your pack, a clear copy of your driving license or passport, and their own suitable identification.
How do I get to the event?
This map shows which TFL services you can take your bike on. Many people cycle to the Olympic Park to start their day, but you can take your bike on any of the lines on the map shown in blue, or a fold up bike on any of the lines. There is no parking available at the Olympic Park or at Westfield Stratford. In June, you will receive an email from the organisers with details about their Park & Ride scheme, available around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and details about the designated drop off points.
Where should I stay before the event?
The ride starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, so staying nearby or somewhere with good transport links to Stratford could be a good idea. This map shows which TFL services you can take your bike on.
How do I know my start time?
Your start time is allocated by the organisers based on your estimated finishing time. Riders start in waves between 5:45am and 9:45am, and you’ll be sent your start time via email at the end of June. Once you have been allocated a start time, it’s not possible to change it.
What’s the route?
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travel through the capital and onto Surrey's stunning country roads and through the Surrey Hills before a spectacular finish on The Mall in central London. The route will be available here soon.