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Ride Around London : Your chance to ride in the 2012 Olympic City

Monday, July 16th, 2012 11:08am
Category: Events

Ride Around London is a sportive taking place on Sunday 30th September, offering a unique route and giving riders the opportunity to take in Olympic venues past and present during what can only be described as a very special year for the UK's capital city.

Open to all abilities, this year RAL riders can choose between 115 or 60 mile routes. Highlights along the way include starting at Herne Hill Velodrome, cycling up the iconic Box Hill and cycling past Windsor Castle and Eton Dorney.

This year all riders will receive a brand new Ride Around London “Tool Kit” with training tips, fundraising advice and sponsorship forms. Monthly newsletters issued to all riders with also include updates on the event and advice from Official Partner Chain Reaction Cycles leading up to the event.

We had lots of great feedback after the 2011, particularly at how well managed the event was throughout the day. Once again on the day riders can expect fully stocked feed stations, including a hot meal and massage at the end. All riders will be chip timed and full first aid / mechanical cover, access to showers and changing facilities will be provided at the finish. 

Support from Olympic Stars
Access Sport are excited to confirm Olympic and World Champion Rebecca Romero will be taking part in RAL2012! Rebecca Romero, Olympic Gold Medallist and Access Sport Ambassador said: “Getting involved in Access Sport has given me the opportunity to be part of a genuine legacy. Events like Ride Around London help raise funds for disadvantaged children from inner cities, helping tackle social exclusion, inactivity and obesity.” 
Lizzie Armitstead, British track and road race cyclist has also shown her support continueing: “Ride Around London is a great way to challenge yourself while raising money for grass-roots sport in the communities that need it most.” 

This is your chance to ride with the Olympians in the Olympic City! All riders of all abilities are welcome to take part and you can be sure that the field will contain bikes of all shapes and sizes. Last year saw tandems, a Boris Bike, BMXs and an Elliptigo circle the Capital – and all for a great cause. The event is a celebration of cycling in London and has been designed to give riders a chance to take part in a sportive that is within easy reach of the city. Boris Johnson has already shown his support for the event commenting

“Ride Around London is a great celebration of London and the fantastic cycling this city has to offer. Combining hundreds of years of rich sporting history with the exciting new developments created by the 2012 Olympics, this really is one of the best cycle rides in the country.”

CRC are delighted to be involved with Access Sport again in 2012 having partnered earlier in the year to launch the BMX Legacy Project createing 5 new model BMX Clubs in each of the five Olympic boroughs. Nearly 2000 individuals have participated in BMX sessions since the start of the project. With the funds raised from Ride Around London, Access Sport can continue to support local sports clubs and help train young cyclists, new coaches and volunteers and help more children through the power of sport.

Entries for the event are now open.

You can get signed up at http://www.accesssport.org.uk/ or for further updates you can follow the event on Facebook

 

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