My Final Information To RideLondon 2023


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

Are you excited? You need to be*.

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

On this put up I’m going to rehash share among the stuff I’ve produced during the last 10 years (good grief) regarding RideLondon. The goal 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 an inventory of causes to enroll in the next 12 months’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 shocked how briskly you journey (however don’t exit too laborious)
  3. Non-chiselled whippets are completely able to ending and posting a great time
  4. It’s nicely organised
  5. Spectator assist in a sportive (nearly exceptional elsewhere…)
  6. It’s excellent for popping your imperial century cherry (‘imperial century’ being the time period for a 100 mile bike journey)
  7. The collective expertise of driving 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 group
  10. It’s not only a sportive; there’s a entire competition of biking unfold throughout the weekend
  11. You’re serving to to advertise biking within the UK (superb of you)

Every thing You May Probably Need To Know Concerning 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 here are a few of my posts on coaching:

Additionally, a bonus, it is best to undoubtedly get a motorcycle match.

RideLondon Pre-Occasion Preparations

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

There isn’t any phrase extra prone to strike worry in to the center of the beginner endurance athlete (for sure, you might be they) than, ‘It is best to now be coming to the top of your coaching programme’.


It is best to now be coming in the direction of the top of your coaching programme. Or no less than you ought 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 should you’re anxious that you simply’ve not executed sufficient coaching, is to journey laborious proper up till the eve of the occasion. That is self-defeating. Any health positive aspects you make within the closing week can be offset on the day by fatigue from not being absolutely rested. A minimum of give your self 5-7 days of relaxation and really quick, principally mild periods.

Pure health will not be the one ingredient you’ll want for a profitable journey. Being organised when it comes to your food 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 put up:

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

I went a bit of overboard in my pre-event evaluation of what I would wish to eat, writing an in depth ‘vitamin plan’. You definitely don’t want to do that – the bananas, vitality drinks and different snacks obtainable 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 put up’ on RideLondon vitamin is obtainable right here.

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

When you’re collaborating 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 reasonable expertise. He began Sportive Bike owner in 2013 to document the journey to his first 100 mile journey, the RideLondon 100. Over time the weblog has expanded to incorporate coaching recommendation, gear evaluations 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 particular person.

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