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Financial Times London Cycle Sportive

   

Financial Times London Cycle Sportive

When is the eventSunday 11th May 2014 Where is the Event Herne Hill Velodrome, London

Financial Times London Cycle Sportive Event Information

DISTANCES
The Short Route: 48km £40
The Medium Route: 104km £45
The Long Route: 166km (103 miles) £47

* Distances are approximate

EnterHereBoxRedx120x36ENTRY DEADLINE: 9PM MONDAY 5th MAY 2014 (OR EARLIER IF FULL)

The Financial Times London Cycle Sportive, supporting Access Sport 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.

All cyclists will have the unique experience of cycling around the Olympic track as part of their finish experience and will then be invited to stay and cheer on the other finishers whilst enjoying refreshments with family and other riders.

Ben SwiftEvent ambassador and Team Sky cyclist, Ben Swift has revealed the route HERE. “I am really looking forward to tackling this sportive again this year,” Ben said. “One of the best aspects of last year’s event was the range of courses on offer, meaning riders of all standards could take part. All of the courses are particularly impressive but, as many riders found last year, the longer routes are not for the faint hearted, so put in the hours on the road before the event!”

With three routes available, there's a distance for everyone:

The Short route (48km) heads out to the North Downs offering the riders some stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill prior to looping back North to rejoin the outward route back to Herne Hill velodrome. Total climbing on this route is 455 metres and has a maximum elevation of 275 metres.

The Medium route (104km) This route gives a total height climbed of 812 metres and again has a maximum elevation of 275 metres. The route heads out to the North Downs offering the riders some stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill, then the lanes between Reigate and Dorking where it then takes on the 2012 Olympic climb at Box Hill.

The Long route (166km/103 miles) heads out to the North Downs offering the riders some stunning views over the Kent/Surrey countryside and Biggin Hill, then the lanes between Reigate and Dorking where the long ride continues in to the Surrey Countryside before continuing in a Northerly direction back up onto the North Downs to re join the medium route on the North Downs Way at Ranmore Common. This route climbs 1098 metres and also has a max elevation of 275 metres.

Ben SwiftBen Swift is hoping to join cyclists on the day, Ben said “there is a range of distances to choose from so there will be something to suit riders of every ability. The long and medium routes offer a significant amount of climbing and descent including the infamous Box Hill which many people will remember as a highlight of the Olympic road races.

The short route is perfect for those who are just beginning to get involved in sportive riding. For me the fact that all routes end with a lap of Herne Hill Velodrome is special as it combines my two big passions - road and track cycling.

Rebecca RomeroDouble Olympic medallist and former World Champion Rebecca Romero, MBE, is an ambassador of Access Sport and will be riding the Financial Times London Cycle Sportive this year.

Rebecca said: "The children within the communities Access Sport works in really need your support. This event can be the start of making that happen for years to come. Help Access Sport to create a genuine legacy by taking part in this ultimate London ride this summer"

 


PROVISIONAL START TIMES:
Long Route (166km/103 miles) - 7:30am to 8:10am
Medium Route (104km) -
8:20am to 9:15am
Short Route (48km) -
9:15am to 9:30am

AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2014

LIST OF LONDON CYCLE SPORTIVE BENEFITS
* Unique ride around the 1948 Olympic Velodrome at Herne Hill
* Mechanical support
* Medical support
* Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
* Energy drinks, bars and gels provided at feed stations
* Electronic chip timing system with online results available from event day and texted to mobile phones after completing the route
* Medal

Event Information Pack and Maps

NOTE: Event packs are sent in the post to all entrants. There is no need to register on the day of the event if you have received your pack.

AS SOON AS THE EVENT INFORMATION PACK IS AVAILABLE THE BUTTON OPPOSITE WILL TURN RED: Read the London Cycle Sportive Information Here

SHORT ROUTE - CLICK TO ENLARGE
London Cycle Sportive 48km Garmin Route 

MEDIUM ROUTE - CLICK TO ENLARGE
London Cycle Sportive 104km Garmin Route 

LONG ROUTE - CLICK TO ENLARGE
London Cycle Sportive 103 mile Garmin Route 
Kids' Cycling Activities

There will be four different types of activities on the Inner Track at the Herne Hill Velodrome throughout the day. These are primarily aimed at children but the BMX sessions will be available to all. If you wish to sign up to any of the activities, you must do so at the main Human Race Information Desk in the Velodrome (branded Human Race pop-up).

The activities are as follows:

British Cycling Coaching Sessions
Two British Cycling coaches will provide 30 minute coaching sessions for 8 – 16 yr olds (max. 15 children per session). Bikes will be provided but please bring your own helmet.

Open Track Sessions
Free track time where the track will be supervised but children will be free to cycle as they wish. Please provide your own bikes and helmets. Helmets are compulsory.

BMX Sessions
A specialist BMX coach will provide 30 minute coach sessions for all ages (max. 10 riders per session). Bikes and helmets will be provided.

Scootathlon
A 250m lapped course where participants scoot for a lap, cycle for a lap and then run for a lap. Children entering will be split into age groups of 4/5 yrs, 6 yrs, 7/8 yrs. A fee of £5 will be charged with proceeds going to our official charity, Access Sport. Please provide your own scooter, bike and helmet.

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.

Bike Hire

British Bike HireBritish Bike Hire will be hiring a range of 18 speed alloy/carbon road bikes for the Financial Times London Cycle Sportive.

British Bike HireEach 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.

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Event Updates

Please find below links to all the emails sent out to the Financial Times London Cycle Sportive entrants to date.

If you are not receiving these emails, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Charity and Fundraising

Access Sport - Official Charity of London Cycle SportiveThe Financial Times London Cycle Sportive Official Charity is Access Sport.

Founded in 2004 Access Sport is an award winning charity whose mission is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport.

“The fire is burning and we need to fan the flame with charities like Access Sport, which does exactly what it says, giving kids access to sport.”
Olympic Rower and Access Sport Ambassador, Greg Searle MBE

Access Sport works closely with volunteer-led community sports clubs with an aim to achieve thriving clubs which are also sustainable. We achieve this through funding, training and expert advice.

As a charity we tackle social exclusion, inactivity and obesity in areas where help is needed most.

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

See how your fundraising helps transform the lives of young people:

Money raised through the FT London Cycle Sportive will help Access Sport continue working within some of the most disadvantaged areas across London, Bristol and Manchester.

Currently Access Sport are extending their BMX Legacy project to other London boroughs and are continuing to grow their support across disability sport within some of the most disadvantaged areas - giving mainstream sports clubs the tools to offer inclusive sport. For example with Forest Flyerz Hockey, one of Access Sport’s Disability sports clubs.

Thank you very much for your vital support and fundraising to help the great work Access Sport do.

Registered charity number 1104687


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