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London Cycle Sportive


The London Cycle Sportive takes in many important landmarks from London’s Olympic history including a unique finish on the 1948 Olympic Velodrome at Herne Hill. The Velodrome has easy access for a London sportive, only 20 minutes from London Victoria.


Cost: 
£40 - £48
Event Time:
10:00:00
Event Date: 
26/06/2016
Event Distance:
48 - 166KM

DISTANCES & PRICES

  • The Short Route: 48km £40
  • The Medium Route: 104km £46
  • The Long Route: 166km (103 miles) £48

* Distances are approximate.

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WITH THREE ROUTES AVAILABLE, THERE’S A DISTANCE FOR EVERYONE:

The Short route (48km) heads out to the North Downs offering the riders some stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill prior to looping back North to rejoin the outward route back to Herne Hill velodrome. Total climbing on this route is 455 metres and has a maximum elevation of 275 metres.

The Medium route (104km) This route gives a total height climbed of 812 metres and again has a maximum elevation of 275 metres. The route heads out to the North Downs offering the riders some stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill, then the lanes between Reigate and Dorking where it then takes on the 2012 Olympic climb at Box Hill.

The Long route (166km/103 miles) heads out to the North Downs offering the riders some stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill, then the lanes between Reigate and Dorking where the long ride continues in to the Surrey Countryside before continuing in a Northerly direction back up onto the North Downs to re join the medium route on the North Downs Way at Ranmore Common. This route climbs 1098 metres and also has a max elevation of 275 metres.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The ride will start in the picturesque Dulwich Park, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic finish at the Velodrome, and the route goes out to the stunning Surrey Hills taking in Box Hill as cycled on by Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead in the 2012 Olympics.

All cyclists will have the unique experience of cycling around the Olympic track as part of their finish experience and will then be invited to stay and cheer on the other finishers whilst enjoying refreshments with family and other riders.

The London Cycle Sportive has two Official Charities who are both hoping to raise thousands for their great grass route sport causes. First of all the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust are responsible for securing the future of the Herne Hill Velodrome (the fantastic finish venue for this ride) for generations to come. Secondly we support Access Sport  whose mission is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport. You can support either cause by ticking to fundraise for your chosen charity when going through the entry form or can donate on the entry form to a joint grassroots cycling pot where the money is split evenly between both charities.

There is no obligation to fundraise if you want to take part in this event, but we would love you to raise as much money as possible to help the great work both the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust and Access Sport do. No portion of the entry fee goes directly to either charity and the money received by either comes from fundraising undertaken by participants.

EVENT BENEFITS

  • Stunning route taking in the beautiful Surrey Hills and landmarks from London’s Olympic history
  • Fantastic finish venue at Herne Hill Velodrome
  • Cyclists have the chance to tackle Box Hill
  • Activities for all the family at the finish venue
  • Event packs sent out in the post – no need to register on the day

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
  • Finisher’s medal

KIDS’ CYCLING ACTIVITIES

The exact range of kids cycling activities are TBC so please check back nearer the time to find out what will be on offer for 2016.

To give you an idea however, there is a great Inner Track at the Herne Hill Velodrome that was used in the 2015 event for a range of activities such as:

  • – Free British Cycling coaching sessions for 8-16 year olds
  • Open track sessions offering free track time to cycle for fun
  • Free BMX sessions for all ages led by a specialist BMX coach thanks to Access Sport
  • Plus a kids Scootathlon (scoot, bike, run event) for 4-8 year olds for a small entry fee with proceeds going to charity

Event Location: Herne Hill Velodrome, London