My Final Information To RideLondon 2023

Increase! It’s [think of a number] days till the 2023 operating of the RideLondon 100 kicks off (pedals off) from (presumably) the Embankment.

Are you excited? You ought to be*.

(* Except you’re not doing it, through which case, “meh”.)

On this publish I’m going to rehash share a number of the stuff I’ve produced during the last 10 years (good grief) regarding RideLondon. The intention is to encourage, inform and excite you, in addition to reassuring anybody that’s having a final minute assault of nerves (headline message: DON’T PANIC, it’s going to be nice).

11 Causes Why You’re Going To Have A Nice Time Using RideLondon

A number of years again, in a match of post-event pleasure, I penned a listing of causes to enroll in the next yr’s RideLondon. Excellent news: all the causes nonetheless maintain true.

Right here’s a fast reminder of what you possibly can stay up for:

  1. Using on closed roads in London is fugging amaze-balls.
  2. It’s quick – you’ll be stunned how briskly you trip (however don’t exit too arduous)
  3. Non-chiselled whippets are completely able to ending and posting an excellent time
  4. It’s properly organised
  5. Spectator assist in a sportive (just about unprecedented elsewhere…)
  6. It’s good for popping your imperial century cherry (‘imperial century’ being the time period for a 100 mile bike trip)
  7. The collective expertise of using with 1,000s of different riders
  8. It’s a really pleasant occasion (there are remarkably few extrémités cloches)
  9. The sense of a RideLondon neighborhood
  10. It’s not only a sportive; there’s a complete pageant of biking unfold throughout the weekend
  11. You’re serving to to advertise biking within the UK (excellent of you)

The whole lot You May Probably Need To Know In regards to the RideLondon Route

Right here is my video on the 2022 RideLondon occasion, which incorporates particulars on the routes and the climbs (right here is the hyperlink if you wish to learn the article model).

Coaching For RideLondon

Listed below are a few of my posts on coaching:

Additionally, a bonus, it’s best to positively get a motorcycle match.

RideLondon Pre-Occasion Preparations

(To be learn within the few weeks earlier than the occasion itself).

There is no such thing as a phrase extra prone to strike concern in to the center of the beginner endurance athlete (for sure, you’re they) than, ‘It’s best to now be coming to the tip of your coaching programme’.


It’s best to now be coming in the direction of the tip of your coaching programme. Or no less than you need to be into the ultimate 10 or so days of actual effort, after which you’ll be tapering.

Don’t skimp on the taper. The temptation, notably when you’re nervous that you just’ve not performed sufficient coaching, is to trip arduous proper up till the eve of the occasion. That is self-defeating. Any health positive aspects you make within the remaining week can be offset on the day by fatigue from not being totally rested. No less than give your self 5-7 days of relaxation and really brief, principally mild classes.

Pure health just isn’t the one ingredient you’ll want for a profitable trip. Being organised when it comes to your foods and drinks, and the opposite objects you’ll want to hold on the day, will have an effect in your enjoyment of the day and the time you publish:

My RideLondon equipment checklist (together with the stuff I took to my buddy’s home, the place we stayed the night time earlier than)

I went a little bit overboard in my pre-event evaluation of what I would want to eat, writing an in depth ‘diet plan’. You definitely don’t want to do that – the bananas, power drinks and different snacks accessible on the feed stations, together with a few gels and a few Jelly Infants in your jersey pocket can be sufficient to get you spherical. My full ‘overboard publish’ on RideLondon diet is offered right here.

Lastly, you’ll wish to spend a couple of minutes perusing my ideas on the ‘optimum’ method to spend the night time earlier than RideLondon… (don’t sue me).

For those who’re taking part in RideLondon, I want you the easiest of luck. You’ll have an superior day.

Braveness, mes braves!

Monty - Sportive Cyclist
Monty is an enthusiastic highway bicycle owner with solely average expertise. He began Sportive Bicycle owner in 2013 to document the journey to his first 100 mile trip, the RideLondon 100. Over time the weblog has expanded to incorporate coaching recommendation, gear opinions and highway biking tales, all from the angle of a not-very-fit MAMIL. Because you’re right here, Monty would additionally such as you to take a look at his YouTube channel. Additionally, Monty actually must cease referring to himself within the third individual.