**Applications for the 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Classic are now closed**
Every year Ability Bow has guaranteed spaces for entrants to cycle and raise money in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 .
We are a team of 6 friends, riding in support of Ability Bow who have given our close friend, Graham, a fighting chance after a life changing snowboarding accident. 2 years on and Graham's perseverance has been remarkable – with the help of Ability Bow he can now take a few steps and has found a focus to his recovery by getting back on a bike. Without them Graham's situation would be very different.” Chris, Ride London 2015 team
It is an exciting new cycling event from the organisers of the Virgin London Marathon and developed by the Mayor of London to help fulfill The Mayor and TFL’s goal of encouraging more people to cycle more safely, more often.
Could you take on this 100 mile cycling challenge on the closed roads of London and the Surrey Hills?
Join this hugely successful event in its second year and be part of the peloton of 20,000 cyclists on this modified version of the Olympic Road Race. Highlights include:
- Starting at the Olympic Park and finishing along The Mall
- 100 miles of closed roads through London and Surrey
- Take on the climbs of Surrey Hill
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 aims to become the largest charity fundraising cycling event in the world. It’s perfect for both club and recreational cyclists. Slower cyclists can enjoy a challenging ride while faster riders will relish the opportunity to pit themselves against the country’s top amateurs. As well as the personal challenge of completing the route, your participation will also benefit our cause, raising funds for our specialist exercise service.
Starting from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, cyclists head past Canary Wharf and through the City of London before cycling west along Piccadilly and the A4. Riders cross the River Thames at Chiswick and pass through Richmond Park and the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames, before crossing Hampton Court Bridge along the route made famous by both the road race and time-trial events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
There’s plenty of stunning Surrey countryside on offer as cyclists head south past Newlands Corner, Abinger Hammer and Holmbury St Mary before tackling the biggest ascent on the route at Leith Hill. After a short descent, it’s onto the next challenge: the world-famous zigzags of Box Hill.
After heading north through Leatherhead, Cobham, Esher and Kingston, the route takes riders back into London over Putney Bridge to cross the River Thames for a final time. The route then follows the Embankment all the way alongside the Thames, heading past some of London’s most famous landmarks as it makes its way across Parliament Square and up Whitehall.
The route then swings left through Trafalgar Square, with riders streaming under Admiralty Arch before a spectacular finish on The Mall.