Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 FAQs
How fit do I need to be?
This is a tough challenge which will require a high level of fitness. You will cover a distance of 100 miles during the day, including the steep climbs of Leith and Box Hill. However it should be achievable for most people with adequate training - once you have registered we will provide you with a training programme to help you build up your endurance cycling skills and get fit for the challenge.
You will need to complete the event in under 9 hours, as the elite race takes place directly after. So please be aware that if you are unable to complete the event in time you may be forced to take a shortcut back to the finish.
How will I be supported on the challenge?
Before the day:
We will support you with your fundraising by providing a fundraising guide, sponsor forms and publicity tips. You can also order fundraising materials like collecting tins and buckets or banners and balloons if you need these for a fundraising event. You will be sent a training plan when you register which will give you guidance on how to prepare for the challenge.
On the day:
Alzheimer's Society will have a presence in Green Park in the A-Z charity village to greet you after the event and walk you to our post race reception. At our post race reception we will have hot and cold food, a big screen showing the live coverage of the day as well as massage therapists. We will have 3 loud cheer points on route ready to give you that extra push, so please encourage friends and family to join us on the day to cheer you on.
Where does the event start and finish?
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travel through the capital and onto Surrey's stunning country roads and through the Surrey Hills before a spectacular finish on The Mall in central London.
What support will there be on the day?
Alzheimer's Society will be at 4 locations on the day. We have two cheer points, one just before the finish line on the Mall and the other in Kingston at mile 84. We will be under the letter ‘A’ in the Meet & Greet section of Green Park to walk cyclists to the Post Race Reception and finally we will be at our Post Race Reception at the Institute of Directors.
How do I get to the start?
The start of the ride is between 06:00-09:00 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) – formerly the Olympic Park – in Stratford.
There will be no parking on the day within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or at Westfield, Stratford.
The options available to participants include Park & Ride locations around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and midway between the Start and the Finish. There will also be nominated drop-off points where participants and bikes can be dropped off by car. Full details will be emailed to participants in June 2017. Participants are encouraged to use these options.
Participants will be notified of individual start times by email in June 2018. Faster riders were given earlier start times to minimise the need for overtaking and spread the field. All riders have up to eight and a half hours to complete the ride.
Riders must plan travel carefully to ensure they arrive at the Start in good time for their assigned start time as it will not be possible to start in a later wave. No riders will be able to start after the last wave at 09:00.