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Summary

  1. Kirsten Wild wins the RideLondon Classique
  2. Prize money for the UCI World Tour event will be the highest ever offered for a women's one-day race
  3. The RideLondon FreeCycle took place earlier with the public riding along an eight-mile circuit passing some of London's most famous landmarks

Live Reporting

By Andy Donley and Nathan Salt

All times stated are UK

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RideLondon Classique coming up

BBC TV coverage of the RideLondon Classique starts at 16:50 BST - you can watch by clicking the icon at the top of this page. The race starts at 17:00.

BBC Two's coverage then begins at 18:00 BST - you can follow both live streams until 19:00.

Stay with us

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That's your lot from the FreeCycle, but stay tuned for full live coverage of the Classique women's race at 16:50 BST, and then come back for more bicycle-related wittering here from 09:00 tomorrow.

Thanks very much for joining us, and well done to everyone who got involved in the FreeCycle today.

Cheers!

Are you ready?

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Tomorrow this will be doing 100 miles. Sadly, I'm not talking about the car. #LifeOnTwoWheels #RideLondon #Ride100

Tomorrow this will be doing 100 miles. Sadly, I'm not talking about the car. #LifeOnTwoWheels #RideLondon #Ride100

No cheating!

People are raising money for a lot of good causes tomorrow, it promises to be a special day. 

Thankfully, we'll be here to keep up with every minute of it once more.

No rest for Froome...

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And is if that isn't enough, a very special guest will be competing in the Classic tomorrow.

Fans in London and Surrey will catch a glimpse of the three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.

Just last week Froome claimed his latest Tour title in Paris, but despite also preparing to compete in Rio this summer, RideLondon was an event he was not going to miss!

On the #RoadToRio 😎 But first ☝️ #RideLondon 🚴💨 🇬🇧

On the #RoadToRio 😎 But first ☝️ #RideLondon 🚴💨 🇬🇧

Sunday's schedule

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Chris Froome
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Sunday promises even more action on the streets of London and we will be here on the live feed from 9:30 BST to bring you all the updates.

At 13:15 we have the start of the RideLondon-Surrey Classic before the last riders in the 100 event finish on the mall at 17:30.

Sunday will be concluded when at 18:00 the winner of the Classic is set to come down the Mall - no doubt to an incredible atmosphere! 

Life after FreeCycle

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Dani King
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Dani King (left) is among Saturday evening's competitors

Tonight's Classique event boasts the strongest ever field assembled for a women's one-day race in Great Britain as the world's top 20 teams battle it out through the streets of central London. 

The new 5.5km circuit takes in many of the capital's most iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Strand and Trafalgar Square before it concludes on the Mall.

For the first time ever in women's cycling, the prize money on offer is the highest ever for a women's one-day race, matching that of Sunday's men's race.

Notable competitors include Giorgia Bronzini and Olympic gold medallist Dani King who are both part of British team Wiggle High5. 

Manon Lloyd, double European junior champion in 2014, is riding for Team GB.

Coverage starts on BBC Two at 18:00 BST.

'Different class of commuter'

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#RideLondon @RideLondon different class of mixed mode commuter on thameslink this afternoon

#RideLondon @RideLondon different class of mixed mode commuter on thameslink this afternoon

If there's ever a sight to cheer the heart in the midst of a dreary commute, it has to be this contraption, doesn't it? Three cheers for the Penny Farthing.

Feeling inspired?

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A steep hill can seem like a daunting task for a budding cyclist, and if you try and go up hell for leather they can be difficult. 

That's why it's important to take your time, and enjoy the inevitable descent on the other side!

Watch the video for more tips on how to tackle hills, courtesy of British Cycling, below.

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Cassandra is all ready for #RideLondon tomorrow thanks to a great service by @YellowJerseyGB

Cassandra is all ready for #RideLondon tomorrow thanks to a great service by @YellowJerseyGB

Cassandra? What a lovely name for a... bike. Does anyone else have a pet name for their favourite cycle? Let us know at #RideLondon.

'He is a remarkable young man'

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Louise Ride London
BBC Sport

Louise is taking part in her first 100 mile race to raise money for the National Autistic Society after her son Dominic was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged four.  

"If you had told me 10 years ago that Dom would pass five GSCEs I would have laughed in your face," she said.

"He is a remarkable young man."

"The NAS has given us so much help and support over the years, so in my slightly emotional state I signed up for the ride. I might be regretting that now but I am training hard. 

"There is much hard work ahead but, with the help and support of my family, I am determined to make it on the day!"

Read more of Louise's story here.

Penny Farthing pursuit

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Some wheels are bigger than others #RideLondon #FreeCycle

Some wheels are bigger than others #RideLondon #FreeCycle

That bloke looking behind you almost looks a little ominous there, Shaun.

Also appreciating the sneaky Smiths reference there - good work!

Feeling inspired?

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When you've worked so hard to prepare your body for a cycling event, and you're all set to smash your targets, the last thing you need is to be inhibited by nerves.

But you don't need to be! Learn to master those pesky butterflies with this British Cycling guide.

Back to Burton

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One last look back at Andrei Burton, who broke three world records this morning.

Below is the video of him completing 75 wheelie hops in 30 seconds.

I couldn't even do one. On two wheels.

It's not all about the cycling...

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Not a bad spot for lunch. #RideLondon

Not a bad spot for lunch. #RideLondon

We're sure Tam has put a cycling shift in today to deserve that pint!

Not just for laughs

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Police encouraging cyclists to exchange places with Lorry drivers to keep safe- great idea #RideLondon

Police encouraging cyclists to exchange places with Lorry drivers to keep safe- great idea #RideLondon

There's a serious point to today of course. It isn't just about getting people cycling, it's about people being safe as they do so.

Feeling inspired?

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The best way to increase your strength and speed on a bike is to build up your core strength.

Unsure how to go about that? We've got you covered. Check out British Cycling's top tips below.

Moo!

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Moo! registered for #Ridelondon @heartresearchuk

Moo! registered for #Ridelondon @heartresearchuk

If Fiona can explain the significance of this cow, it'd be much appreciated...

Unicycling Facebook live feed

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If you head over to BBC Get Inspired's Facebook page you can see a live feed of British Unicycling.

I've seen some previews, and they get up to some pretty cool stuff considering they've only got one wheel to work with!

'A year ago I wasn't sure where I would be'

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Kevin Ride London
BBC Sport

Kevin decided to take up cycling to get fit after being diagnosed with stage three melanoma, a form of skin cancer, in 2015.  

"I've really got the bug for cycling," he said.

"I wanted to show my appreciation to all the wonderful staff at the Royal Marsden who I believe not only saved my life but helped me to improve my life more than I could have ever expected.  

"I am very proud to be able to ride as a year ago I wasn't sure where I would be."

Read more of Kevin's story here.

Andrei Burton: Breaker of records

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We told you earlier about Andrei Burton, who broke three world records this morning before most of you had finished your Cocoa Puffs. 

We can now show you how he went about breaking said records.

Below he completes the highest drop onto a target, 3.34m.

And here he is with the highest side hop of all time - 1.575m. Impressive stuff.

That bike got bass

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Best sound system of the day - some kind of electro-funk, complete with bubbles #RideLondon

Best sound system of the day - some kind of electro-funk, complete with bubbles #RideLondon

Everything is improved by bubbles, Yunzie.

Get involved

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We've entered the last two hours of the RideLondon FreeCycle for this year, and hasn't it been a whole load of fun? 

How are you spending the last couple of hours? Maybe you'll be going for an ice cream, or using the time to scope out the nicest place to grab some dinner afterwards?

We're still keen to hear from you, and to see your best pictures of London of course, so get in touch on Twitter by using #RideLondon.

Feeling inspired?

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If you're considering getting serious with your cycling, one of your priorities should be getting the right bike. 

Using a bike that doesn't fit you can be awkward, and potentially damaging to your body as well. 

Make sure you have the best bike for you by following British Cycling's top tips.

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And they're off!!! Bristows do #ridelondon #freecycle #stainesmassive

And they're off!!! Bristows do #ridelondon #freecycle #stainesmassive

The Bristows are turning out in force for the FreeCycle...can anybody top this lot?

'We were faced with a sense of helplessness'

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Bryan Ride London
BBC Sport

Having overcome cancer himself, Bryan, 72, was left shattered when his daughter, Cathy, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016.  

Cathy, who represented Great Britain at triathlon in two world championships in the 1990s, has lent her dad the bike she used whilst competing for her country.  

"My wife and I were devastated. [We were] faced with a sense of helplessness," he said. 

"Apart from supporting Cathy's husband and two young children, I decided the only thing I could do would be to get on my bike.  

 "At 72 I am quite apprehensive, but I shall take inspiration from riding on the bike that Cathy used for her two world championships."

Read more on Bryan's story here. 

'You can tell some are new to biking!'

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Annika McDonald

BBC Get Inspired reporter in London

There are lots of kids around on different bikes: bright pink bikes, ones with baskets and bikes sporting UK flags.

You can tell some of them are new to biking as they are wobbling a bit!

But everyone is doing well.

Style over substance?

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Loving my bunny tail 😊 #RideLondon @teampassionfit @bikesnail @jxbruce @SimonMDLord

Loving my bunny tail 😊 #RideLondon @teampassionfit @bikesnail @jxbruce @SimonMDLord

I'm not sure if you've ridden a bike before Clare, but I'm fairly sure that bunny tail may get in the way a little...

Penny Farthings everywhere

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Penny Farthings at RideLondon
BBC Sport

You may have noticed that there's been a lot of Penny Farthing patter so far today. The reason for that is twofold.

a) I find them amusing.

b) There are literally loads of them out and about in London. Excellent scenes. The two guys in the image above deserve so much credit. Good work lads.

Feeling inspired?

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High-end cycling isn't as simple as hopping a bike and pedaling into the sunset - but it doesn't have to be complicated either.

Below, you can learn the best way to set up your cleats, courtesy once more of British Cycling.

'Is the Queen home?'

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Ollie watching #RideLondon and hoping for tea with the Queen #summer

Ollie watching #RideLondon and hoping for tea with the Queen #summer

I really, really hope that Ollie gets to have tea with the Queen. Judy, keep us posted.

'I love cycling now'

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Daniella signed up to RideLondon to take her weekend cycle around the local park to the next level.

She told BBC Get Inspired that she loves the "freedom" afforded by owning a bike, as it "takes her mind off schoolwork".

Get involved

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Really hear-warming pictures and videos coming through from RideLondon today - families enjoying themselves, street music, enormous picnics and Penny Farthings everywhere. 

We still want to hear from you, whether you're sending in your pictures live from the scene, or regaling us with your favourite bike-related anecdotes from the comfort of your sofa. 

Tweet us using #RideLondon, we look forward to hearing form you!

Three in a row

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Our third #RideLondon together. Next year I'm sitting on the back and she's peddling.

Our third #RideLondon together. Next year I'm sitting on the back and she's peddling.

I'm not sure your daughter looks all too keen on that prospect there Joe...

BBC keeps rights to RideLondon

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I'm delighted to be able to tell you that the BBC have extended our contract with RideLondon to broadcast the race until 2019.

I'm toasting my bottled water to three more years of cycling fun.

Feeling inspired?

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In any sport, the value of a good warm-up is impossible to underestimate. 

Here, British Cycling run you through the perfect 20-minute routine that will get you ready to jump into the saddle.

Find those Mexicans!

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The following tweet seems to show a multiple-wheel, pink cycle-hybrid, with a Mexican band on board, riding around London. 

20 points to anybody who can find this glorious apparition and send me a longer video.

(PS, you'll have to follow the link on that one, it's definitely worth it though!)

#ridelondon in full swing @StPaulsLondon festival space

'I am riding to beat MS'

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Catherine Ride London
BBC Sport

Catherine Farrow was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years ago and this year is taking on her first RideLondon race after being inspired by her husband Jason who took part last year.  

"I am truly riding to beat MS in every sense," she said.

"We are delighted to be able to help raise funds for the MS Society and together we can beat MS."  

Read more on Catherine's story here. 

Huge potential in Rwanda

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Jonathan Boyer, the first American to compete in the Tour de France, established Team Rwanda having lived in the country for a number of years and spotted the enormous potential. 

Five were picked to be part of the team and a rigorous regime has made them a competitive force.

They're in London today, ahead of competing in tomorrow's RideLondon-Surrey Classic. And don't they look happy about it!

Time for #FreeCycle #RideLondon filming for #TeamRwanda #Dassi #GetInspired

Time for #FreeCycle #RideLondon filming for #TeamRwanda #Dassi #GetInspired

Feeling inspired?

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Here we go Sharon!

In our second helpful video from British Cycling, you can learn how to fix punctures on the go.

It's not going smoothly for everyone...

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Haven't made much progress so far #puncture #ridelondon #freecycle ift.tt/2a6YZE6

Haven't made much progress so far #puncture #ridelondon #freecycle ift.tt/2a6YZE6

It might be a little late for Sharon and family, but if anyone else is caught short with a puncture, we've got something that could be incredibly useful...