Stunning riding, a great party open to all and, dare we say it, perfect weather!

31st May 2016

The Telegraph London Cycle Sportive is well-known for its easily accessible, roll out of bed-style start in Dulwich Park and a stunning route that takes in all the big-name climbs of the Surrey Hills as well as a few hidden gems you might not yet have had the pleasure of cresting.

But 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!

You probably saw the ‘PHEW! WHAT A SCORCHER’ type headlines over the weekend. June is forecast to see London and the South East bask under sunny blue skies. Perfect weather for the ride as well as for soaking up the rays and party atmosphere with your fellow riders and supporters once you’ve crossed the line.

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. There’ll be plenty of activities for the kids as well and all supporters are welcome to join in the festivities as well, so bring the whole family down and make a day of it.

With 48km, 104km & 166km (103 mile) distance on offer – all of which finish with the lap of the famous Herne Hill track and, of course, the post-ride entertainment – there is still plenty of time to get ready for the ride on Sunday 26th June wherever you currently are with you cycling.

With the prospect of a great day out on AND off the bike, remaining places are expected to sell quickly, so one thing you might not have plenty for is to enter online. Head over to to secure your place.