We’re pleased to announce that the club has been awarded two team places (four riders in each team, so eight riders in total) in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 event on Sunday 4 August 2019, as part of the British Cycling Club Challenge.
This is the spectacular closed-road event that started following the 2012 London Olympics, taking in many of the capital’s sights before heading into Surrey to tackle Leith Hill and Box Hill, and then returning into London to finish.
We have been awarded one male team (four male riders) and one mixed team (two female riders and two male riders), for a total of eight riders. To be clear, although each team will be awarded a “team time” at the event, you can just ride the event as if you were an individual entrant if you like. So please don’t be put off if, for example, you think you might not keep up with someone else from the club who may be in the same team – you don’t have to stay together on the ride.
If you are a club member and would like to put your name forward for one of these places, then please email the membership secretary, Steve, by the end of the day on Friday 10 May. It doesn’t matter if you’re a long-standing member or if you joined yesterday – all members are welcome to enter.
If we have more entries than places available, then we will do our own ballot (picking names out of a hat at random) to determine who gets the places. If you lose out on the ballot, then you will be given priority for any team places that we might be awarded next year. As said above – it doesn’t matter if you’re a new member or one that’s been with us for many years, everyone has the same chance to get one of these places.
There are a few conditions to consider:
- All entrants must be FCCC club members at the time of claiming a team place, and must maintain their membership through until at least 4 August 2019
- All entrants must be British Cycling members
- Each rider on the team must pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form by 17:00 Friday 31 May
- Riders who hold an Elite or Cat 1 British Cycling Race Licence are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
- Riders who have already secured a place through the original ballot or a charity place are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
- Once a rider has paid for their entry, they are not able to transfer their entry to another rider (though will be able to defer their entry to the 2020 event)
For further details of the event itself, including details of what types of bikes are permitted, then see the event’s Rider Info page.
Any other queries, please contact the membership secretary.