An all new Ride London is back…!

The world’s greatest festival of cycling returns on Sunday 29 May 2022, with a new format, exciting new routes and a new partnership with Essex County Council.

The first 10,000 UK general entry places for 2022 RideLondon-Essex 100 have now been allocated.

So, says the announcement for the ‘new’ Ride London 2022

On Wednesday the first 10,000 UK entries were offered on a first-come, first-served basis and sold out within 24hrs.

The remainder of UK general entries will be allocated via a ballot, which will close at 17:00 on Thursday 20 January 2022.

UK entry is £89 and will be paid when successful ballot entrants are notified by the end of February 2022.

International entries will open later this year.

Please note that if you are unable to take part, your 2022 RideLondon-Essex 100 entry cannot be deferred to a future year and your entry fee is non-refundable.

With a total new look, the RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex.

It will start and finish in the centre of the capital, with 60 miles of rolling roads through some of Essex’s most beautiful countryside and villages in between.

The full route will be announced in early 2022.

As well as the 100-mile challenge, RideLondon will feature family-friendly cycle rides on traffic-free roads passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks.

The event’s full format and routes across London and Essex will be announced in due course.

Essex will host stages one and two of the new three-day road races, part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, which will be held from 27 to 29 May, and is once again set to attract the world’s best teams and riders.

RideLondon was established by the Mayor of London in 2013 as an Olympic legacy event from the 2012 London Games.

After seven editions, sponsored by the Prudential Insurance Company, RideLondon has grown into the world’s greatest festival of cycling, featuring 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities enjoying a range of different mass participation rides, along with road races contested by the world’s best professional riders, all broadcast live on the BBC.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, both the 2020 and the 2021 event were cancelled.

After the 2020 cancellation, Surrey County Council withdrew their support for the event, this was mainly due to a number of residents complaining that they couldn’t move around with so many roads closed.

The council has said that it would focus on “smaller, community-led” cycling events. It is understood by the cycling fraternity, that nothing will happen.

However, Essex have accepted the challenge, and riders are looking forward to the new event.

More News coming soon.

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