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Ride London 2022
« on: 10 November, 2021, 10:03:22 am »
Entries have just opened.  I've entered - will be my first time.  I was tempted by the closed roads and the fact it's going through Essex where I do most of my riding.
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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #1 on: 15 November, 2021, 04:57:17 pm »
Have ridden it five times in the past on the old course and couldnt resist entering it again for next year.  Looking forward to seeing where it goes exactly and the start/finish points although I am assuming it will start again from the Olympic Park.  Where else can they start with so many riders.

Should be a brilliant day out though on closed roads and loads of people out to cheer everyone on.  Very much looking forward to it.

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #2 on: 18 February, 2022, 09:31:53 pm »
The route has just been published. 80% of it is my regular training ride which I've done literally hundreds of times (including the bleedin' Epping Road which they murdered when resurfacing a few years back  ::-) )

Going to be a bit weird doing it with thousands of others.  Closed roads will be interesting - my only experience of that was the short roll-out on PBP.

No hills - I'd wondered where they would find any in a 100m Essex route from central London (on wide roads anyway).

Looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #3 on: 18 February, 2022, 11:19:02 pm »
It is being routed right passed my front door.   The roads aren’t inspiring.  If I wanted to show off the best this area of Essex has to offer, then I wouldn’t have cgone near 90% of them but I guess they didn’t have much choice due to the need to cater for 25000 participants.

Now all I need to do is to work out how to get my bike and myself out of the closed area given almost all the local feeder roads are shut all day.

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #4 on: 19 February, 2022, 07:37:19 am »
Do all the locals know about it? If so, I suppose it won't be long before the complaints start
coming in regarding the inconvenience they will have to endure.


felstedrider

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #5 on: 19 February, 2022, 07:38:19 am »
It is being routed right passed my front door.   The roads aren’t inspiring.  If I wanted to show off the best this area of Essex has to offer, then I wouldn’t have cgone near 90% of them but I guess they didn’t have much choice due to the need to cater for 25000 participants.

Now all I need to do is to work out how to get my bike and myself out of the closed area given almost all the local feeder roads are shut all day.

Looks like same issue for me.  Not going to be able to get out of our cul-de-sac.   Can’t wait to see the village Facebook group.

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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #6 on: 19 February, 2022, 07:56:06 am »
It is being routed right passed my front door.   The roads aren’t inspiring.  If I wanted to show off the best this area of Essex has to offer, then I wouldn’t have cgone near 90% of them but I guess they didn’t have much choice due to the need to cater for 25000 participants.

The Dull Roads of Essex? Wouldn't be good Audax route! (Shhh we do have some little hills and lovely lanes ... best kept secret. ;)) It's Mrs Tomsk's birthday weekend, so we may miss it anyway - at least we can escape from Dunmow in most directions!

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #7 on: 19 February, 2022, 09:09:48 am »
Checked my Audax calendar. That’s AAA Milne day, so I’ll be well clear of the area.

Can’t wait to see the village Facebook group.

I hope you’ll light the fuse by suggesting they stand roadside and cheer the riders on …

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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #8 on: 19 February, 2022, 09:15:16 am »

Can’t wait to see the village Facebook group.

I hope you’ll light the fuse by suggesting they stand roadside and cheer the riders on …
Go on, I dare you. :-D

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #9 on: 19 February, 2022, 09:15:45 am »
It is being routed right passed my front door.   The roads aren’t inspiring.  If I wanted to show off the best this area of Essex has to offer, then I wouldn’t have cgone near 90% of them but I guess they didn’t have much choice due to the need to cater for 25000 participants.

The Dull Roads of Essex? Wouldn't be good Audax route! (Shhh we do have some little hills and lovely lanes ... best kept secret. ;)) It's Mrs Tomsk's birthday weekend, so we may miss it anyway - at least we can escape from Dunmow in most directions!

Well indeed, they aren't the nicest roads Essex has to offer, but all the great wee lanes wouldn't accommodate the volume of riders, unfortunately.  However those can be (and are) ridden with little traffic at any time.

I suspect this will turn into a moan-fest for those who are inconvenienced for a few hours, which is a bit sad.
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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #10 on: 19 February, 2022, 09:51:55 am »
Do all the locals know about it? If so, I suppose it won't be long before the complaints start
coming in regarding the inconvenience they will have to endure.

To be honest, I have some sympathy.  There are a number of big 24/7 employers within 10 miles of me that will still require their employees to be in work.  Some of them now face interesting commutes to work when they live on long stretches of closed roads or in villages inside the closed loops. The ride is clearly trying to use parts of the 2014 TdF route but in joining snippets of a one way route to make a loop, it is going to significantly inconvenience some people, so yes I expect a moan and no doubt as a local cyclist I will experience the verbal backlash from some in months to come.

felstedrider

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #11 on: 19 February, 2022, 10:13:09 am »

Can’t wait to see the village Facebook group.

I hope you’ll light the fuse by suggesting they stand roadside and cheer the riders on …
Go on, I dare you. :-D

I’m not actually a direct member.  I do get told what is going on and there’s definitely been some anti-cyclist ranting.  That said, many residents still talk (positively) about when the Tour came through.

felstedrider

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #12 on: 12 March, 2022, 05:30:34 pm »
We had a mail shot about a week ago.  I am at home that weekend so may stick a deckchair outside.  The route runs 50yds from my house.

I could be persuaded to provide refreshment/bottle refills/tools/loo, but we’d need some sort of code word so as not to attract everyone.  My location is in my user name.

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #13 on: 12 March, 2022, 05:37:39 pm »
We had a mail shot about a week ago.  I am at home that weekend so may stick a deckchair outside.  The route runs 50yds from my house.

I could be persuaded to provide refreshment/bottle refills/tools/loo, but we’d need some sort of code word so as not to attract everyone.  My location is in my user name.

 ;D :thumbsup:
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felstedrider

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #14 on: 17 March, 2022, 09:26:56 pm »
Village Facebook group has woken up.  I am banned from responding as I might upset people.

If I needed to head off anywhere I can stick the car 500 yards down the road which is off the route.  Bloody cyclists.

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #15 on: 18 March, 2022, 08:51:39 am »
Sound like village pitch forks group

felstedrider

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #16 on: 18 March, 2022, 10:21:21 am »
Sound like village pitch forks group

It was running about 50:50 last night.   'Road Tax' was comment number 3.

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #17 on: 20 March, 2022, 12:07:43 pm »
I have charity fundraising places still available for RideLondon - Essex 100 if you missed out on a ballot place. DM me or:
https://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/what-you-can-do/current-events/

email:
 fundraising@lymediseaseaction.org.uk

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #18 on: 24 March, 2022, 11:05:36 pm »
It looks like I could be riding. Never done a sportive before and don't tend to do charity events because I ride those distances for pleasure. But a local charity that we and many good friends support asked if I'd consider taking up one of their places.

Just got to work out accommodation now. For choice I'd just go in on the train, but they don't run that early, it seems >:(

felstedrider

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #19 on: 24 April, 2022, 05:45:29 pm »
Every pothole within a few miles now has red paint around it.   I’m wondering if everything is going to be patched.  If so that’s a pretty decent benefit.

There’s been temporary lights on a bridge near me for over a month since someone hit a wall.   Not sure what they’ll do about that on the day.

Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #20 on: 30 April, 2022, 12:10:59 am »


Deadline to register for RideLondon-Essex 100 has been extended and will now close on Wednesday 4 May at 16:00.

Extremely limited places for the event still available.
Email:
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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #21 on: 30 April, 2022, 08:20:20 am »
Every pothole within a few miles now has red paint around it.   I’m wondering if everything is going to be patched.  If so that’s a pretty decent benefit.

I'm doing the route today.  Will be interested to see if they've earmarked the drain-covers north of North Weald Bassett - some of those are wheel-breakers and have been like that for many years.
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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #22 on: 30 April, 2022, 09:09:46 am »
Every pothole within a few miles now has red paint around it.   I’m wondering if everything is going to be patched.  If so that’s a pretty decent benefit.

There’s been temporary lights on a bridge near me for over a month since someone hit a wall.   Not sure what they’ll do about that on the day.
It seems the whole of Essex has been marked up.


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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #23 on: 30 April, 2022, 03:48:07 pm »
I'm doing the route today.  Will be interested to see if they've earmarked the drain-covers north of North Weald Bassett - some of those are wheel-breakers and have been like that for many years.

Just realised the route doesn't go that way - it goes to Ongar via the main road.  Oh well - will have to wait another few years!

Essex was looking at it's prettiest in the sun today.  Folks who haven't ridden there before are going to get a pleasant surprise come the event.
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Re: Ride London 2022
« Reply #24 on: 30 April, 2022, 05:24:28 pm »
Whereas those of us who've done the ACME events are going to feel we're going back home, even those of us who aren't ;D