The Showplace team are busy getting both of the Wiggle trailers prepped and ready for what will be the first largest mass-participation timed event in the world – the Prudential RideLondon Festival, set to attract some 70,000 cyclists onto the roads of London and Surrey over two action-packed days. The weekend will start with the Prudential RideLondon Freecycle on Saturday morning, when 50,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities are expected to fill eight miles of traffic-free central London streets.
This will be followed by the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, that will be started by British Paralympian, Jody Cundy, and will involve a series of sprint races around St. James’s park for professional women, handcyclists and youth riders.
On Sunday the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will start the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, with around 20,000 cyclists taking part, including Boris himself and Team Boris who will be raising money for charity. Following this will be the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, a 140-miles road race between some of the top professional men’s teams in the world. The riders start at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the smaller of the two Wiggle trailers will be positioned, and race through the streets of east London, the City and Westminster. Then it’s on through Richmond Park and Kingston upon Thames to the rolling hills of Surrey, before returning to London.
The last leg of the race will take the riders on the Embankment alongside the Thames, heading past some of London’s most famous landmarks. The finishing sprint will be along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace and past Green Park where the Wiggle Super Trailer will be on hand, and surely joining in the celebrations with the riders for completing such a challenging event.