Growth! It’s [think of a number] days till the 2023 working of the RideLondon 100 kicks off (pedals off) from (presumably) the Embankment.
Are you excited? You need to be*.
(* Except you’re not doing it, by which case, “meh”.)
On this publish I’m going to
rehash share among the stuff I’ve produced during the last 10 years (good grief) referring to RideLondon. The goal is to encourage, inform and excite you, in addition to reassuring anybody that’s having a final minute assault of nerves (headline message: DON’T PANIC, it’s going to be nice).
11 Causes Why You’re Going To Have A Nice Time Driving RideLondon
A number of years again, in a match of post-event pleasure, I penned a listing of causes to join the next 12 months’s RideLondon. Excellent news: all the causes nonetheless maintain true.
Right here’s a fast reminder of what you’ll be able to stay up for:
- Driving on closed roads in London is fugging amaze-balls.
- It’s quick – you’ll be shocked how briskly you journey (however don’t exit too arduous)
- Non-chiselled whippets are completely able to ending and posting a great time
- It’s properly organised
- Spectator help in a sportive (just about extraordinary elsewhere…)
- It’s excellent for popping your imperial century cherry (‘imperial century’ being the time period for a 100 mile bike journey)
- The collective expertise of driving with 1,000s of different riders
- It’s a really pleasant occasion (there are remarkably few extrémités cloches)
- The sense of a RideLondon neighborhood
- It’s not only a sportive; there’s a complete pageant of biking unfold throughout the weekend
- You’re serving to to advertise biking within the UK (excellent of you)
All the things You Might Presumably Need To Know Concerning the RideLondon Route
Right here is my video on the 2022 RideLondon occasion, which incorporates particulars on the routes and the climbs (right here is the hyperlink if you wish to learn the article model).
Coaching For RideLondon
Listed here are a few of my posts on coaching:
Additionally, a bonus, you must undoubtedly get a motorcycle match.
RideLondon Pre-Occasion Preparations
(To be learn within the few weeks earlier than the occasion itself).
There isn’t a phrase extra more likely to strike worry in to the guts of the beginner endurance athlete (for sure, you might be they) than, ‘You must now be coming to the top of your coaching programme’.
You must now be coming in the direction of the top of your coaching programme. Or a minimum of try to be into the ultimate 10 or so days of actual effort, after which you’ll be tapering.
Don’t skimp on the taper. The temptation, notably should you’re apprehensive that you just’ve not accomplished sufficient coaching, is to journey arduous proper up till the eve of the occasion. That is self-defeating. Any health good points you make within the last week shall be offset on the day by fatigue from not being absolutely rested. No less than give your self 5-7 days of relaxation and really quick, principally mild classes.
Pure health is just not the one ingredient you’ll want for a profitable journey. Being organised by way of your food and drinks, and the opposite objects you’ll want to hold on the day, will have an effect in your enjoyment of the day and the time you publish:
I went a bit of overboard in my pre-event evaluation of what I would want to eat, writing an in depth ‘vitamin plan’. You actually don’t want to do that – the bananas, power drinks and different snacks out there on the feed stations, together with a few gels and a few Jelly Infants in your jersey pocket shall be sufficient to get you spherical. My full ‘overboard publish’ on RideLondon vitamin is out there right here.
Lastly, you’ll wish to spend a couple of minutes perusing my ideas on the ‘optimum’ option to spend the night time earlier than RideLondon… (don’t sue me).
When you’re taking part in RideLondon, I want you the perfect of luck. You’ll have an superior day.
Braveness, mes braves!