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Ride London With Sports Tours International
Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, taking place on the 28-30 July 2017.  Created as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games to inspire more people to take up cycling and showcase London and Surrey, if offers seven different cycling events to participate in or watch over the three day festival. There really is something for all the family to enjoy and  SportsToursInternational has some excellent packages to join the fun.

Here’s the programme:

Thursday 27-30 July
• Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show: Takes place at ExCeL London and it is the location where participants of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 sportive register and collect their starting pack. There is also an exhibition with suppliers and manufacturers showing the latest in cycling kit plus guest speakers offering advice.

Friday 28 July
• Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix: A series of criterium races taking place at the Lee Valley Velopark, part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including the Handcycle Grand Prix and Youths Grand Prix showcasing future BMX and road racing stars.

Saturday 29 July
• Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: An eight-mile traffic-free loop on closed roads in central London for all ages and cycling abilities, featuring famous landmarks and seven festival zones with free bike-based entertainment and activities. This event is free to enter and you can register online in advance.
• Prudential RideLondon Classique: Women’s elite race over a 5.5km circuit forming part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour 2017 and is the world’s richest race in women’s cycling with prize money equal to the men’s race.
• Brompton World Championship: An eccentric spectacle of 575 riders on Brompton folding bikes racing over eight laps of St James’s Park finishing on The Mall, smartly dressed with no lycra or sports kit allowed.
Sunday 30July
• Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: A 100-mile/160 km challenge for amateurs on traffic-free roads from central London to the Surrey Hills and back with the finish on The Mall. Over 25,000 participated and a large number raised money for charity.
• Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46: Launched by Sir Bradley Wiggins for newer and younger cyclists, the 46-mile/73 km route follows a condensed version of the 100, starting at QEOP and finishing on The Mall.
• Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic: 150 of the world's best male professional cyclists take to the roads of London and Surrey for a 200km race that is the first British event to join the top tier of cycling’s UCI World Tour. Chris Froome participated for the first time in 2016 following his third Tour de France win and 2016 was won by former World Champion Tom Boonen, in his final full year as a professional cyclist.

Participating in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46
Now in it's fifth year, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is one of the biggest cyclo sportives in the World and ranks alongside L’Etape du Tour, the Marmotte Gran Fondo and the Maratona dles Dolomites as must do cycling events.  Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts early on the Sunday morning, with the route of taking you from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through central London and into the hills of Surrey to the south-east of London and then returns to a spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen. The 46 mile event takes a shorter route back to London and misses out the main hills in Surrey.  The roads are fairly flat, traffic free and there is an amazing roadside support from the crowd to cheer you along. The atmosphere is different from other cyclo sportives and gran fondos and needs to be experienced to be appreciated.

There are regular energy stops and mechanical assistance along the route, plus all finishers receive a commemorative medal. The leading riders will complete Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 in just over 4 hours, with a 9 hour cut off for the slower cyclists.

Entry into these events is extremely limited and highly sought after. The Official Tour Operator, Sports Tours International can offer international cyclists guaranteed entry into these events alongside hotel accommodation in Central London if you book before May 26th.
For more information and to enter, visit the Sports Tours International website.

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