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17-12-2021
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Spectacular Tower Bridge finish for the RideLondon-Essex 100

London’s Tower Bridge will be the stunning new Finish Line for the 2022 RideLondon-Essex 100 on Sunday 29 May.

It will be the first time since the original RideLondon event was created in 2013 that the 100-mile challenge will finish at the capital’s famous landmark and is one of a number of changes to the event for 2022.

Iconic new route

The Start Line will be on Victoria Embankment and the route will then head out into 65 miles of Essex countryside before returning to London and the finish at Tower Bridge. The full route, suitable for all, will be announced in the new year – so stay tuned for further updates!

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of RideLondon, said: “Tower Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks of London and will provide a truly spectacular and memorable finish for everyone taking part in the RideLondon-Essex 100.

 

“This will be the finale of a fantastic new route which I am sure will excite participants and which has only been made possible thanks to the commitment of the Mayor of London’s office and key stakeholders such as Transport for London, the City of London Corporation, and Tower Hamlets and Westminster councils. We thank them all for their continued support.”

 

A cycling event for all

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, praised the new cycling event: “The new RideLondon-Essex 100 route is a great challenge for people wanting to take part in a cycling event, with an exciting new partnership with Essex County Council.

“I'm so pleased we've been able to bring back the event for 2022, and it's really exciting that cyclists will get to end their 100-mile ride at the world-famous landmark of Tower Bridge. I urge people to get involved and enter the ballot for a chance to take part.”

I’m so pleased we’ve been able to bring back the event for 2022, and it’s really exciting that cyclists will get to end their 100-mile ride at the world-famous landmark of Tower Bridge.

Will Norman

Walking and Cycling Commissioner for London

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “We are proud to host sports events like RideLondon, alongside our neighbouring boroughs, and we look forward to welcoming the many cyclists who will be participating in the event to Tower Hamlets.

What's new for 2022?

The new-look RideLondon-Essex 100 is one of several changes to RideLondon, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, which returns in 2022 after a two-year absence due to the pandemic.

The changes include a new date of 29 May 2022, a new partnership with Essex County Council and a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour race (27 May to 29 May 2022).

The RideLondon FreeCycle will also return in 2022 with traffic-free, family friendly routes and festival sites set to be announced next year.

Enter the ballot

While the first 10,000 general entry places for the RideLondon-Essex 100 sold out within 24 hours, you can still gain a place to ride the new 100-mile route by entering the RideLondon-Essex 100 ballot!

The ballot is free to enter 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 January.

In February, only successful applicants will then have to pay the entry fee of £89 to secure their entry to the event.

RideLondon was established by the Mayor of London in 2013 as an Olympic legacy event from the 2012 London Games. The 2022 event will also feature shorter, family-oriented rides on traffic-free roads, further details of which will be announced over the coming months  so watch this space.