Posted: 06 August 2013

What it was like to cycle 100 miles, and how you can join in next year

On Sunday, I completed this year's Prudedntial RideLondon-Surrey 100, by far the longest bicycle ride I'd made. I was among a fantastic group of 15 riders who undertook the 100-mile circuit to support our work here at The Children's Society.

It was a beautiful route that began near Olympic Stadium in east London, snaked through the city and into Surrey and back. A map of the route, including a few photos I snapped, is at the bottom of this page.

In the meantime, if you'd like to see tweets I sent throughout the race - including views from the tops of Leith Hill and Box Hill in Surrey - they're preserved below. Please have a look.

Next year's RideLondon-Surrey 100

If you'd like to sign up for next year's race, please do. Despite the great distance involved, it seemed to fly by, due to the pretty settings, supportive atmosphere and wonderful people cheering us along throughout the route. (Some people camped out on Leith Hill and Box Hill, while many brought a table and chairs to watch and cheer on cyclists.)

Or if you'd like to donate to support my ride from this year and our work here at The Children's Society, please visit my JustGiving page.

Messages from the ride

Using Storify, we've archived our tweets and photos from the day. Please have a look.


The route, with the photographs incorporated

Return to the top of the page, or see the a larger version of the map on Google Maps.


More RideLondon-Surrey 100 links

By Matt Summers-Sparks - Digital team

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