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Date of event

Sunday 26th June 2016

Location

Herne Hill Velodrome, London

Category

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Distances & Prices

  • LCSJerseyThe Short Route: 48km £40
  • The Medium Route: 104km £46
  • The Long Route: 166km (103 miles) £48

Online entries are now closed but on the day entries will be available!  Please visit the Help Desk on Sunday and allow yourself plenty of time.

* Distances are approximate.

Official Event Jersey £49.50 – click here to buy
London Cycle Sportive Cap £12.99 – click here to buy

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About the event

The Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati takes in many important landmarks from London’s Olympic history including a unique finish on the 1948 Olympic Velodrome at Herne Hill. The Velodrome has easy access for a London sportive, only 20 minutes from London Victoria.

The ride will start in the picturesque Dulwich Park, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic finish at the Velodrome, and the route goes out to the stunning Surrey Hills taking in Box Hill as cycled on by Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead in the 2012 Olympics.

To top it all this year, we’re putting on a proper party at the finish to create a truly unique experience as you enter a buzzing Herne Hill Velodrome for your timed lap of the track and then celebrate completing your ride in style. There’ll be a lots of supporters, a live band, a sizzling BBQ, ice-creams and, most importantly, a well-stocked bar. For craft-beer aficionados, the Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome will also be there lubricating proceedings with their delicious FHHV 1891 IPA. You won’t find a sportive finish like it anywhere else! Even if the weather doesn’t play ball, we’ll have a huge beer-festival style marquee in the track centre to make sure the fun goes ahead regardless.

My love of cycling started at the Herne Hill Velodrome; it gives young people the opportunity to experience a whole new sport and activity. What’s more it’s part of England’s racing history and it generates our country’s future winners.
Sir Bradley Wiggins

Event Benefits

  • Stunning route taking in the beautiful Surrey Hills and landmarks from London’s Olympic history
  • Fantastic finish venue at Herne Hill Velodrome
  • Cyclists have the chance to tackle Box Hill
  • Activities for all the family at the finish venue
  • Event packs sent out in the post – no need to register on the day

EVENT INCLUDES

  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Post-ride entertainment with a live band

KIDS’ CYCLING ACTIVITIES

The exact range of kids cycling activities are TBC so please check back nearer the time to find out what will be on offer for 2016.

To give you an idea however, there is a great Inner Track at the Herne Hill Velodrome that was used in the 2015 event for a range of activities such as:

  • Free British Cycling coaching sessions for 8-16 year olds
  • Open track sessions offering free track time to cycle for fun
  • Free BMX sessions for all ages led by a specialist BMX coach thanks to Access Sport
  • Plus a kids Scootathlon (scoot, bike, run event) for 4-8 year olds for a small entry fee with proceeds going to charity

Timings

2016 START TIMES:

Your individual start time will be released on Wednesday 22nd June. If you are allocated a different time to your friends and would like to ride together, you can move to the latest time allocated within your group (i.e. you can move to a later time but not to an earlier one).

  • Long Route: 7:30 am to 7:50 am
  • Medium Route: 8:00 am to 8:15 am
  • Short Route: 8:25 am to 8:30 am

Age Requirements

Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2016.

Maps

Map Downloads

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Results

The Short Route: 48km
The Medium Route: 104km
The Long Route: 166km

These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you are looking for results from previous years, please visit our main Results page.

Equipment

Zone3BIKE HIRE

You can hire a fully serviced and cleaned bike perfect for the event from our partners British Bike Hire.
British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in delivering great product for all categories of riders and provide excellent service. They offer a range of bikes to hire or purchase including: leisure, hybrid, mountain, racing and triathlon specifications.
Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk and book via the online portal or email info@britishbikehire.co.uk for more information.

Sigma Sport Checklist

You’ve done all the hard work training and with the big race fast approaching now’s the time to double check you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Sigma has put together this handy checklist to make sure there are no surprises on race morning. Everything is available with the click of a mouse with free UK delivery – and Sigma can even guarantee next day delivery for a little more!

Sigma Stacked Black

  • Bike: click here
  • Helmet: click here
  • Jersey: click here
  • Shorts: click here
  • Jackets/gilets: click here
  • Gloves: click here
  • Cycling shoes: click here
  • Sunglasses: click here
  • Tools: click here
  • Spare tubes: click here
  • Puncture repair & pump: click here
  • Saddle bag: click here
  • Tyres: click here
  • Lights: click here
  • Bottles & hydration: click here
  • Nutrition: click here
  • Cycle computer/GPS: click here

For a great range of cycling brands and products, visit www.sigmasport.co.uk.

Travel & Accommodation

Start: Dulwich Park (20 mins from London Victoria), College Road, London SE21 7BQ. Just a stone’s throw away from the finish location at Herne Hill Velodrome.

Finish: Herne Hill Velodrome (20 mins from London Victoria), 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE. Site for the 1948 Olympic Track Cycling in the London Olympics. All routes head into Surrey and back to the Herne Hill Velodrome.

Parking

We are trying to keep cars coming to the event to a minimum so before you read further about parking options please consider if you can cycle to the event.

If you need to drive, please be considerate to residents & park with care & DO NOT block residents in their driveways! All parking is first come first served, so please plan a couple of options for where you could park well in advance. The options for parking are limited but we recommend the following:

  • Official event parking at Dulwich College Car Park:
    There are a limited number of spaces available to participants who have bought pre-paid parking tickets. Dulwich College is just down the road from the start venue. You can book this here.
  • Court Lane: located next door to Dulwich Park on the opposite side of the park to the start line. You can gain access through the gate on this side of the park.
  • Gallery Road: located parallel to College Road and only a short ride/walk to the start.
  • Alleyn Park: this is a long road with plenty of space to park. The top of this road is 0.5 miles from the start and 0.9 miles from the finish line and event village. The bottom of this road is 0.9 miles from the start and 1.3 miles from the finish.
  • Alleyn Road: located parallel to Alleyn Park road, it is approximately 1.1 miles from Dulwich Park and 1.5 miles from the Velodrome.
  • Hunts Slip Road: located next door to Dulwich College, it is approximately 0.7 miles to the start and 1.1 miles from the finish.

There are also a number of other roads available to park on in this area. If you don’t mind a short ride to/from the event perhaps also look at the parking options further afield e.g. in Peckham.

Bike Hire

British Bike Hire will be hiring a range of 18 speed alloy/carbon road bikes for the London Cycle Sportive.Each bike will be cleaned and fully serviced, delivered to the start and collected after you finish the event. We will have staff at the beginning of the event ready to adjust the bikes for you to suit your needs. British Bike Hire can supply SPD pedals at a small additional charge or can fit yours on the day. The bikes are geared sensibly for these events and all bikes will be fitted with two bottle cages.

For more information and to hire a bike contact: info@britishbikehire.co.uk

Charity & Fundraising

The Telegraph London Cycle Sportive has two Official Charities who are both hoping to raise thousands for their great grass route sport causes. First of all the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust are responsible for securing the future of the Herne Hill Velodrome (the fantastic finish venue for this ride) for generations to come. Secondly we support Access Sport, a multi-award winning charity whose mission is to harness the unique power of sport to positively change the lives of under-represented and at-risk young people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK. You can support either cause by ticking to fundraise for your chosen charity when going through the entry form or can donate on the entry form to a joint grassroots cycling pot where the money is split evenly between both charities.

There is no obligation to fundraise if you want to take part in this event, but we would love you to raise as much money as possible to help the great work both the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust and Access Sport do. No portion of the entry fee goes directly to either charity and the money received by either comes from fundraising undertaken by participants.

HerneHillTrustx240The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust are one of the Official Charities of the Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati.

The Trust was set up in 2011 to continue the work of the Save the Velodrome campaign. The Trust is responsible for securing the future of the Herne Hill Velodrome for generations to come.

The Trust is a volunteer-led organisation that works on a day-to-day basis to complete the regeneration of the Velodrome site and to increase participation at the track. To date they have overseen the construction of a new Junior Track and Multi-Use Games Area on the inside of the track and track lighting to enable longer use of the track. The next stage of redevelopment will be the reconstruction of the pavilion.

With your generous support they can complete the regeneration and secure the future of the Velodrome.

To learn more about the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust, please visit: www.hhvt.org

To fundraise for the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust simply set up a fundraising page here.

Access SportAccess Sport are one of the Official Charities of the Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati.

Access Sport’s Mission

Access Sport’s mission is to harness the unique power of sport to transform the life prospects of under-represented and at-risk children and young people living in disadvantaged communities across London, Bristol, Manchester and Oxford.

What Access Sport do…

Supporting local inspirational volunteers to help their clubs to grow, become sustainable and achieve social inclusion outcomes, Access Sport unlock the power of community sports clubs – breathing a fresh lease of life into existing community resources!

AccessSportBMXLCSBringing the joy of cycling to the lives of disadvantaged young people…

Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Programme, 2015 winner of the BT Sport Community Programme of the Year Award, is specifically leading the way in making youth cycling exciting and accessible for even the most hard to reach young people.

Building BMX tracks in the heart of disadvantaged communities across 16 London boroughs, and equipping local inspirational volunteers with the skills and qualifications to ensure the club is sustainable, Access Sport is addressing the rapid decline in youth cycling whilst also tackling social exclusion, inactivity, and under-representation, for example lower socio-economic groups, B&ME, females, and those with disabilities.

With your kind support, Access Sport can continue to work towards building a lasting legacy for the next generation. To learn more about Access Sport and their projects please visit: www.accesssport.org.uk

Make your Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati JustGiving page for Access Sport here.

Access Sport is registered charity number 1156819

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