First 10,000 RideLondon-Essex 100 places sell out within 24 hours
The first 10,000 general entry places for the brand-new RideLondon-Essex 100 sold out within 24 hours of going on sale.
Taking place on Sunday 29 May and part of a new-look RideLondon for 2022, the 100-mile challenge ride will start and finish in central London and head out to Essex for the first time in the history of the event.
Cyclists were quick to take advantage of the fact the first 10,000 general entries for the RideLondon-Essex 100 were made available on a first-come, first-served basis and snapped up all those ring-fenced entries within 24 hours.
The remainder of the general entries will now be allocated via a ballot which opened at 13:00 on Thursday 11 November 2021 and will close at 17:00 on Thursday 20 January 2022. Entrants to the ballot will find out if they have been successful or not by the end of February.
Hugh Brasher, RideLondon Event Director, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the demand for places in our new-look RideLondon-Essex 100. To sell out the first 10,000 places in fewer than 24 hours is a remarkable achievement and demonstrates the huge appeal of this fantastic event which gives people a unique opportunity to cycle on 100 miles of traffic free roads in London and Essex.
We may have sold out the first 10,000 entries but people still have an opportunity to take part in this first ever RideLondon-Essex 100 by entering the ballot. It promises to be an amazing day on Sunday 29 May."