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RideLondon: A soggy affair has not put riders off

RideLondon: A soggy affair has not put riders off

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Just 72 hours after the ballot opened, enthusiastic cyclists have filled more than 50,000 ballot places for the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

The rain that soaked participants at this year's event on Sunday, August 10, clearly failed to put off cycling fans.

The 100-mile route through the capital and into the Surrey Hills, has already drawn 30,000 more cyclists than those that took part in this month's ride.

Event director Hugh Brasher said: "This fantastic response underlines the popularity of the world's greatest festival of cycling."

The ballot opened August 18 and will run until January 5, or until 100,000 registrations have been received.

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10:54am Mon 25 Aug 14

pinky107 says...

i hope it's better organised and not so disruptive to people who actually live along this route next time . it's disgusting that so much disruption is caused to people trying to have a day out or just going about their general lives . no matter how much notice is given it is besides the point , not every one cares or likes this event and people have better things to do and go to , but due to half the roads closed makes it impossible to have a sunday out in the middle of summer because of this rubbish . think of those who have no interest in this event , mainly locals .
i hope it's better organised and not so disruptive to people who actually live along this route next time . it's disgusting that so much disruption is caused to people trying to have a day out or just going about their general lives . no matter how much notice is given it is besides the point , not every one cares or likes this event and people have better things to do and go to , but due to half the roads closed makes it impossible to have a sunday out in the middle of summer because of this rubbish . think of those who have no interest in this event , mainly locals . pinky107
  • Score: -3

7:12pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Twotonted says...

I think that many people are getting fed up with the disruption caused by this event, yet it would be a pity to lose it as it pleases others and raises money for charity. What is now needed is a major rethink of the event.
Maybe a different route should be used each year - for example part of this years Tour de France route in from the east. Alternatively a shorter circuit could be used with two or three circuits.
The timing should be rethought, starting the race earlier with the professionals, immediately followed by the general riders would mean the many roads could be reopened by late morning rather than the all day closures which are so frustrating.
If the current arrangements continue, I think there will be a growing campaign to stop it.
I think that many people are getting fed up with the disruption caused by this event, yet it would be a pity to lose it as it pleases others and raises money for charity. What is now needed is a major rethink of the event. Maybe a different route should be used each year - for example part of this years Tour de France route in from the east. Alternatively a shorter circuit could be used with two or three circuits. The timing should be rethought, starting the race earlier with the professionals, immediately followed by the general riders would mean the many roads could be reopened by late morning rather than the all day closures which are so frustrating. If the current arrangements continue, I think there will be a growing campaign to stop it. Twotonted
  • Score: 3

7:45am Tue 26 Aug 14

Beverly RA says...

Enough is enough time to stop this disruption , RBK should ask residents if they want it. Suggest that residents lobby their local councillors and attend council meetings to object .
Those in favour should give their home address .
Enough is enough time to stop this disruption , RBK should ask residents if they want it. Suggest that residents lobby their local councillors and attend council meetings to object . Those in favour should give their home address . Beverly RA
  • Score: -4

7:45am Tue 26 Aug 14

Beverly RA says...

Enough is enough time to stop this disruption , RBK should ask residents if they want it. Suggest that residents lobby their local councillors and attend council meetings to object .
Those in favour should give their home address .
Enough is enough time to stop this disruption , RBK should ask residents if they want it. Suggest that residents lobby their local councillors and attend council meetings to object . Those in favour should give their home address . Beverly RA
  • Score: -4

8:54am Tue 26 Aug 14

Mind the gap says...

Beverly RA wrote:
Enough is enough time to stop this disruption , RBK should ask residents if they want it. Suggest that residents lobby their local councillors and attend council meetings to object .
Those in favour should give their home address .
As a Kingston resident I'm all in favour of it and many residents I know either took part in the event or watched it. I will be riding next year and hopefully will be raising a few hundred pounds for the NSPCC in the process. Maybe you would like to sponsor me?

Try to plan in advance for any inconvenience caused as you only have about 11 months to plan your weekend shopping trip.

Why would they need my home address??
[quote][p][bold]Beverly RA[/bold] wrote: Enough is enough time to stop this disruption , RBK should ask residents if they want it. Suggest that residents lobby their local councillors and attend council meetings to object . Those in favour should give their home address .[/p][/quote]As a Kingston resident I'm all in favour of it and many residents I know either took part in the event or watched it. I will be riding next year and hopefully will be raising a few hundred pounds for the NSPCC in the process. Maybe you would like to sponsor me? Try to plan in advance for any inconvenience caused as you only have about 11 months to plan your weekend shopping trip. Why would they need my home address?? Mind the gap
  • Score: 6

1:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

321200 says...

I'm glad I'm moving away from this bull turd!

Way too disruptive for those trying to get to work especially as I work on weekends!!!

Like someone suggested, use different areas each year!!

Goodbye Kingston and all your rubbishness
I'm glad I'm moving away from this bull turd! Way too disruptive for those trying to get to work especially as I work on weekends!!! Like someone suggested, use different areas each year!! Goodbye Kingston and all your rubbishness 321200
  • Score: 0

10:58am Thu 28 Aug 14

dellboy twick. says...

Looking at this years times, the fastest team was 3 Hr. 2 mins, individual, over 4 Hr, the average,6 Hr. 40 min-ish and the longest over 9 Hr.
The route needs to be circular so it can be opened up as the last rider has past.
There needs to be a time qualification on entrants; the concept of someone plodding round at 11 MPH is not fair on residents pinned in by this event.
As a cyclist, who uses it as transport, averaging 10 MPH is relatively easy (even as a 70 yr. old).
As to only one day a year, don't forget those who practice on the route and/or their local environment, ask any driver stuck behind two cyclists let alone a peloton of a dozen or more.
The route, proven time trials and shorter distances for the inexperienced need to be sorted out
Those quoting that it raises money for charity, I find it faintly sadistic to make some poor soul flogging themselves half to death for nine hours just so you can donate. If the charity is that important just donate.
Looking at this years times, the fastest team was 3 Hr. 2 mins, individual, over 4 Hr, the average,6 Hr. 40 min-ish and the longest over 9 Hr. The route needs to be circular so it can be opened up as the last rider has past. There needs to be a time qualification on entrants; the concept of someone plodding round at 11 MPH is not fair on residents pinned in by this event. As a cyclist, who uses it as transport, averaging 10 MPH is relatively easy (even as a 70 yr. old). As to only one day a year, don't forget those who practice on the route and/or their local environment, ask any driver stuck behind two cyclists let alone a peloton of a dozen or more. The route, proven time trials and shorter distances for the inexperienced need to be sorted out Those quoting that it raises money for charity, I find it faintly sadistic to make some poor soul flogging themselves half to death for nine hours just so you can donate. If the charity is that important just donate. dellboy twick.
  • Score: 0

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