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Prudential Ride London 2019

Ballot results for this year's Ride London event arrived yesterday - mine was the glossy 'Commiserations' pack; a shame as I hadn't taken part for a few years, and wanted to see how close to four hours I could get, and so was aiming for an early wave start.

Did anyone else apply this year? I'd be keen to apply for a team place if that's a possibility? Stef, have you heard anything about the process of applying this year? I think Simon D may also be looking for a place, so there may well be others...


  • edited February 7
    Yes I got the same Commiserations pack - again 🙁

    Definitely interested in a team place too.
  • Commiserations for me again. 7 years in a row!

    But I did it with the club two years ago. Dave, I'd love to see how close we could get to 4 hours too. I think I was 4:29.
  • I'd be up for a team place too
  • Yes same for me .
    If there is a team place available I am interested as these seem to get the early departure that yu need for a quick time

  • Seven years, Brendan - are you sure you're applying to the right ballot, and not the London marathon..?😂
    Great, be good to have someone to work with - I did 4.28 last time, so we should be fairly well matched... I think 4.15 is certainly doable (if I can keep my wheel QRs done up this time!), but with the right group, under 4's not impossible.
    Disappointed not to get in through the ballot, though - an early start is less likely with the team places...
  • Hi. Last year we got the Club challenge team info on 1st March and had until 19th March to apply. I would expect similiar timings this year. Will post if I hear anything.

    I actually have a place. Got it last year in the ballot but couldn't ride so deferred to 2019. Looking forward to it.
  • I got a ballot place. 3rd time I've got a place out of 5 applications. Maybe I should take up the Lottery too! I've completed it 3 times with my best time at 5h 11m so a 4:59 will be my target. I'm more geared to the CX races of 45 mins so will have to up the endurance training on that funny tarmac stuff! Looking forward to it.

    Ref the early start - I think that if everybody in the team predicts a quick time then you will get a reasonably early start. The problem is that most entrants have sussed that you're best to be optimistic about your times and consequently there is a lot of pressure on the early slots.
  • edited February 8
    I’ve got my deferred place from last year (as well as London Marathon). May as well swim the Serpentine while I’m at it & get another medal!
  • Club Challenge team places.
    Applications open Monday.
    From above following were interested in a team place -
    Dave W
    Simon D
    Andrew R
    Keith (Harvey123)

    Still interested? Please confirm you are definitely up for this - require a firm commitment otherwise you will be letting others on team down if you drop out. Thanks.

    Others interested? Again firm commitment required. Post here.
  • Hi Stef. Yes I am OK to ride if there is a club place free but put anyone else that wants to ride first. Only if there is a place. Last year the mixed team places got put to the back of the starting grids which is too congested for a fast ride Thankyou. Keith
  • Hi Stef, yes I'd definately like a place if possible. Thanks, Simon.
  • Yes please Stef
  • Definitely yes please Stef! Very excited, must be due a dry, quick one this year...
  • Yes please
  • Thanks all. A reminder of how it works. I will apply for the places next week.

    Team applications will close at 17:00 on Monday 8 April 2019.

    Clubs can apply for more than one team but all applications from a club must be co-ordinated by one person on behalf of the club. Clubs will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 12 April 2019.

    For those clubs who are successful in their application, each rider within the team must pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form. Unfortunately, on past entries, not all clubs will get teams into the event, however the more paid-up British Cycling members your club has, the higher your chances of a team or teams gaining entry.

    All four riders in the team must complete and pay for their entry by 17:00 on Friday 31 May 2019. Further information on this process will be sent to the successful club secretaries.

    Please note:

    A team comprises four riders
    Every rider in a team must be a current British Cycling member
    Teams can comprise four men or four women or a mixed team of two men and two women
    Riders who hold an Elite or Category 1 British Cycling Race Licence are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
    Riders who have already secured an individual place through the original entry ballot or a charity place are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
  • I will drop out and then there is a team of 4. Keith
  • ok one men's team of 4 applied for.
    Dave W
    Simon D
    Andrew R
    1st Reserve -Keith (Harvey123)

    Should get the result of application by Friday 12th April.
  • Thanks for sorting this Stef.

    And thanks Keith for graciously dropping out.
  • Got confirmation that we have an entry for 1 male team of 4. Good news.

    Next step - “You will be sent an entry link by 17:00 on Friday 19 April.”

    Will be in contact when this received.
  • Yes that is good news. Just seen a post from Basildon CC and they have not got anything. Think the days of getting 3 or 4 teams will be long gone.
  • Hi I’ve got the entry details so have emailed all 4 of you using email addresses I have from previous years. If correct reply and I can setup the entry links. If your email has changed send me the new address at chairman@ccashwell.com

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