London Revolution 2016 – Day 1

Planning my trip to the Adobe Summit in London I stumbled upon a cyclo sportive event taking place the weekend of 14-15 May: Dulux Trade London Revolution.

A two day event with about 1500-2000 participants: starting in the north of London, through the center (and over the Tower Bridge) to arrive in Ascot (yes, the racecourse) after a 100 mile ride through the beautiful country side south of London; quite challenging due to the distance, but also due to the frequent climbs.

Always nice to ride in dry conditions; wind coming from the North and fairly cold: wearing winter clothes was the correct choice! Riding through London went rather smoothly due to the early hour and the rest of the trajectory consisted mainly of fairly calm roads.

The event was very well organized with nice pit stops, transport of the luggage to the Ascot base camp, enough showers and toilets, nice meal.

Tents of the yellow color zoneAlso a quite impressive look: the hundreds of tents spread out over the huge Ascot terrain.
Sleeping in a tent of course was a huge success (not! and cold!).

The riders participating were very diverse; but the average participant was British, male (surprise) and mainly middle-aged and riding in groups.

 

I’m a solo rider, but now and than being able to “slip stream” was very much welcome.


Strava ride details

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
08:26:51 07:02:22 164.31 23.34 71.28 1,376.20
hours hours km km/h km/h meters

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