Great Britain’s headline cycling sportive, RideLondon, announced it will return on Sunday 29 May 2022 with it’s hugely popular 100-mile event, now known as the RideLondon-Essex 100.
The event, established as part of the 2012 Olympic Games, had been cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic and was not expected to return after Surrey residents and the town council announced they did not want the event on their roads anymore.
Fortunately, the organiser has struck a new partnership with the city of Essex to jointly host the new 100-mile route that starts in London, goes out to Essex and finishes back in central London. The new route is expected to eliminate some of the on-route congestion and frustration experienced at previous editions.
RideLondon will also feature shorter family-oriented rides on traffic-free roads. The full format of the event and routes across London and Essex will be announced in early next year.
10,000 RideLondon-Essex 100 general entries at a cost of £89 will be available on Wednesday 10 November on a first-come first-served basis.