Wednesday 10 November 2021

Orange Brompton for the RideLondon Essex 100

For several years I tired to get into the Ride100 event and always got the commiserations magazine in the post informing me that I had not secured a place in the dreaded ballot. Today I managed to secure a place in the new event for 2022.

I did take part in the Ride46 event a couple of times and really enjoyed it and was due to finally do the Ride100 event but the 'C' word halted all of that. 

Today was a first come first served affair and at 10:00 am one could sign up for a place, forgoing the ballot altogether. I went to the RideLondon website at more or less 10:00 and signed up in only a couple of minutes. It was all very quick and easy. 

Apart from knowing that the event will start and finish in London, be 100 miles on traffic free roads and feature some lovely Essex countryside I know nothing else. The route won't even be published until the new year. I have to say, this doesn't really bother me at all. 

I will definitely be completing this on one of my Orange Brompton bicycles and I will be putting in the miles in preparation for it. I look forward to it greatly. 

Until next time, stay safe out there people!

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