Cycling on a grand scale!

Posted By Dewi Jones

27 July 2015 - 8:18am

For those of you who are not completely up to speed, as part of the Olympic legacy programme, there are a number of exciting and unique events taking place in London over the summer. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as it is now known, has already hosted a number of live events and will be hosting some excellent sporting spectacles, one year on from the Games. One huge focus of attention over the weekend of 3rd/4th August is the Prudential Ride London cycling event.

On Saturday 3rd August, Freecycle comes to town which is a mass participation celebration of cycling with 50,000 riders anticipated to join in the fun of cycling around an 8 mile traffic free route through central London, taking in the capitals world famous landmarks. Then on Sunday 4th August, RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic with 20,000 budding cyclists taking on a 100 mile route out through the capital and into the Surrey Hills. It takes in many of the climbs of the Olympic Road Race, including Leith Hill and the picturesque Box Hill before heading back into London for a spectacular finish on The Mall.

For those of you interested in learning more about these great events……or if you are keen to get involved yourself then please visit:

You might also wish to review this entertaining article by the Major of London, Boris Johnson on how “Operation Chiselled Whippet” is helping him get in shape for the big day!!! -

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