Everything you need to know about the upcoming RideLondon 2017 event in the Capital
THIS weekend will be host to the 2017 RideLondon festival in the nation’s Capital as over 100,00 cyclists take part in the event.
The final day of the event will include a 100 mile race starting in Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford, before going through Surrey and ending up at The Mall in Central London.
When is RideLondon taking place?
RideLondon 2017 kicks off this weekend, starting on Friday, July 28.
It runs until Sunday, July 30, when 150 of the world’s best cyclists will take to London’s roads for a fiercely competitive race.
This event will be the first men’s WorldTour race ever staged in the UK, whilst Saturday will feature the women’s race with the biggest ever day-race prize pot..
How can I watch it on TV?
The pro races will be shown live over the course of the weekend on BBC One.
The women’s Grand Prix race will be on Saturday, on BBC Two at 6pm.
The men’s race is live on BBC One on Sunday at 3.30pm.
Highlights are on Eurosport 1 at 6.55pm, and repeated on Monday at 11am
Are there any climbs?
This is no easy ride as there is plenty of climbing to be done throughout the race at Newlands Corner, Leith Hill and Box Hill just to name a few.
Newlands Corner is a steady climb of around 1.1 miles at an average gradient of five per cent which will warm the legs up before reaching Leith Hill.
Leith Hill is definitely the hardest climb of the race at nearly 1.5 miles and an average gradient of ten per cent.
Box Hill is a nice and easy climb at 1.5 miles with a gradient of just four to five per cent and never gets too challenging.
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