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Ride London: British Cycling Club Challenge

As in previous years, the Club has the possibility of entering teams of riders for the Ride London, a closed road event which this year takes place on Sunday 4 August 2019.

Full details are set out below, as available from the British Cycling website and an overview of Ride London can be found here. 

Club Challenge entries can only be coordinated by Welland Valley Cycling Club and we need to let British Cycling have an indication of how many teams we will be applying for by 25 March 2019.

Phil Rayner has, again, kindly agreed to coordinate entries from Welland Valley, so if you are interested in participating, please contact Phil directly on philrayner157@hotmail.com by no later than Sunday 21 March 2019.

Note that if any member of a team does not register for the event, the whole team will be rejected, so please only apply if you are certain that you will be able to ride the event.

Details from British Cycling:

British Cycling Club Challenge

We are again offering British Cycling affiliated clubs the chance to apply for team entries for this 100-mile event. Team categories are all men, all women or mixed (two men and two women) – you must specify the number of teams you want in each category when you apply.

There are places for 300 teams in the British Cycling Club Challenge. If the demand from clubs for team entries is greater than the available places, entries will be awarded on a proportional basis, based on the number of British Cycling members at each club followed by a random draw, if required.

Team applications will open at 17:00 on Monday 25 March 2019.

Clubs can apply for more than one team but all applications from a club must be co-ordinated by one person on behalf of the club.

For those clubs who are successful in their application, each rider within the team must pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form. Unfortunately, on past entries, not all clubs will get teams into the event, however the more paid-up British Cycling members your club has, the higher your chances of a team or teams gaining entry.

Please note:

  • A team comprises four riders
  • Every rider in a team must be a current British Cycling member
  • Teams can comprise four men or four women or a mixed team of two men and two women
  • Riders who hold an Elite or Category 1 British Cycling Race Licence are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
  • Riders who have already secured an individual place through the original entry ballot or a charity place are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
  • Once a rider has paid for their entry, they are not able to transfer their place to another rider. Should riders no longer wish to take part, they can withdraw and defer to the 2020 event.