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  1. RideLondon - Surrey Classic

    The amateur race is drawing to a close and the superb Get Inspired coverage of it may have finished but there will be a live stream of the Surrey Classic 100 on the red button and this page.

    That race has started - and Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are among those involved as they go in search of glory on the streets of London.

  2. Goodbye from RideLondon

    The riders are still going strong, and some of them might be at it for a while yet but there will be no more live text commentary. Thank you for your input, and remember that you can watch the RideLondon Classic race on BBC One between 18:05-18:35 BST and the web stream on this page will continue until 18:35 BST. We've had a wheelie good time.

    Relief at the end
  3. Get involved #RideLondon

    Great picture from the air Can you tag yourself? 

    You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #RideLondon on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to

  4. Inspired to give it a go?

    Entry to the RideLondon-Surrey 100 is done through a ballot process. 

    If you fancy putting yourself in the running for a place in 2016, visit  RideLondon  on Monday,10 August 2015 when the ballot opens.

    Good luck!

  5. Matt Dawson on RideLondon

    Quote Message: It's a fabulous event, it's an incredible day and having done three of them, they've all been quite different. I love seeing the diversity of people, it makes me very proud to be British. It's not just the cyclists, it's the people, the volunteers. from Matt Dawson BBC Presenter and former England rugby player
    Matt DawsonBBC Presenter and former England rugby player
    Matt Dawson
  6. Ouch!

    By now some of the cyclists will have been sat in the saddle for nearly 4 or 5 hours. Hope they read our handy guide on how do you avoid getting a sore bum!

    woman's behind on a bike with a stuffed toy attached
  7. Get involved #RideLondon

    Kate Kerr: "Go Daddy!" Cycling the 100mile Ride London race in honour of my Momma, aka GranGran, who passed away

    Kate Kerr with her little who is holding a sign that she has made that reads Go Daddy!

    You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #RideLondon on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to

  8. Dreams of Rio 2016

    Craig Green is riding for fun today, but recently he's been racing to get noticed by Team GB! Craig has a condition called Poland Syndrome. After years of feeling like he had to prove that he was "normal", sometimes to his detriment, Craig started to get an appreciation for his disability. 

    Watching the 2012 Paralympic Games had a humbling effect on him, and he's been cycling ever since in the hope of making Team GB in 2016. Read more of Craig's inspirational story.

    Craig Green on a stationary bike
  9. Shane Williams at the finish

    Shane Williams
    Quote Message: The crowd were amazing. People on the street with jelly babies! I'd love to come back and do it again. There were a couple of Welsh flags along the way and a Welsh family at the finish line. You enjoy every second from start to finish. You get to ride a bike around London with no cars beeping at you! from Shane Williams Former Ospreys and Wales rugby player
    Shane WilliamsFormer Ospreys and Wales rugby player
  10. Get involved #RideLondon

    Not only are there spectators watching on horses but dogs tweeting! What next at #RideLondon?

    You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #RideLondon on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to

  11. RideLondon in Numbers

    34,000 Bananas

    130,000 liters of Water 

    750 is the number of toilets

    28,800 Fig rolls 

    116 Pubs along the route

  12. I love to ride my bicycle. I love to ride my bike.

    If this got you thinking 'yes! I would like to ride a bike and get into cycling' then use our Activity Finder to search for activities near you.

    Cyclist on the path
  13. Get Involved #RideLondon

    So lovely to hear your good luck messages. Here are some from Rachel Davis  and her family:

    Hi Dad,

    Hope you are doing well. According to the app, you have overtaken Ben, and you are quite far ahead! Hope you don't fall off that much.


    Hi Dad,

    You are doing really well, keep on going. YOUVE OVER TAKEN YOUR MATE!!

    Well done

    Lots of love xxx

    You can get in contact on  Twitter  by using the hashtag  #RideLondon  on  Facebook  at the  Get Inspired  page or  email  in to

  14. Quick peek at the medals

    These medals are great. Well done to all those crossing the line that will receive them today!

    Ready to give out the medals
  15. When were you last on a bike?

    Over 25,000 men and women just like you are out riding today. Some for causes that are close to their hearts, some just for the love of a good challenge. 

    If RideLondon has inspired you to start cycling or to dust down your old bike and get back on the saddle  take a look at this guide  to getting into cycling.  

  16. Practice makes perfect

    Katrina and Colin are riding today in honour of their daughter who has leukaemia‎. Here they are after completing Box Hill. They've let us know that they've practiced it a few times which is why they look so relaxed!

    The tough part is done now -  you can do it, not far to go.

    Katrina and Colin at Box Hill
  17. Get Involved #RideLondon

    There's always time for cake! We like your style.

    You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #RideLondon on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to

  18. She makes it look so easy

    Laura Trott took part in today's ride (after coming 8th in yesterday's RideLondon GrandPrix) and is looking extremely fresh and calm. The double Olympic gold medalist looks like she could ride it again!

    Laura Trott
  19. Doggy comes along for the ride!

    Spotted on Saturday's FreeCycle

    No member of the family missed out on yesterdays Free Cycle across London. We're not sure that the dogs are getting any exercise, but they look happy to be taken for a ride. Less Doggy bag and more of a doggy box.

    Lots of people on bikes cycling, small black poodle like dog in blue box on front of the bike
    Small dog in a dog carrier in wheels, small golden terrier type
  20. Getting creative with lycra

    It's Super Girl Kaye, Batman Mark and Wonder Woman Caroline!

    Dressed as superheros at the start line

    We've got our 'eyes' on you...

    Eye costume
  21. Commuter Dash

    Has all this cycling got you thinking about how you can make getting on your bike a part of your routine?Read thisto find out how to turn into a cycling commuter and reap the health benefits of time on your bike...just don't let your mobile phone distract you!

    Many people on cycle bikes all sporty except a man on his fold up bike on the phone with a smart jacket on
  22. Is that a Penny Farthing?

    Spotted at Saturday's FreeCycle

    However you choose to ride, there's a bike for you...

    Whether it's a Penny Farthing:

    Jessica Hallett

    Or a bicycle made for... 6

    6 person bike
  23. From triple jump to cycling

    It's great to see Jonathan Edwards here this weekend. We spotted him yesterday and wish him luck for the 100 today!

    Jonathan Edwards

    And here he is! A quick chat then off to freshen up before he starts his commentating duties on the men's elite race this afternoon.

    Jonathan Edwards
  24. His bike is how big?

    You might notice a few familiar faces riding the 100 today. One of them is former NBA basketball player John Amaechi who's bike is over 5 foot high. Here he is with it making his trainer's bike look like a toy.

    Get Inspired caught up with the man himself to pick up some training tips.

    John Ameachi and his trainer with their bikes
  25. Saturday's Festival Fun

    RideLondon Weekend update

    From blinging up your bike to customising your tabard or just a moment on the grass with a picnic, yesterday's festival of cycling had something for everyone. Pop it in your diary for next year.

    people making crafts in tent
    People on the grass, some on bikes, some sat next to bikes having picnics
    People and children sticking craft items on tabards
  26. Raising money and awareness

    Riding 100 miles up and down hills isn't your everyday challenge and all of today's riders have their own reason for taking it on. For Lisa Rodrigues it is an opportunity to expand on her campaigning to stigma of mental illness.

    "Cycling is not by any means a cure for depression, but it can help with prevention" says Lisa, who will have her 60th birthday in 11 days time. Read more from Lisa, and other inspirational riders out there today.

    Lisa Rodrigues
  27. 100 Miles too far?

    If you fancy a cycling challenge but can't see yourself riding a sportive, take a look at the different options and Get Inspired for Sports Relief. Challenges start at 1 mile (you can leave the other 99 for another time).

    Man on his bike waving at camera followed by 2 children on bikes and a lady
  28. Rugby Guys are on two wheels

    Spotted today, Martin Johnson and Matt Dawson getting on their bikes - it may be retirement from rugby but they are certainly keeping fit in other ways. 

    A number of Cyclists at the start of RideLondon - Martin Johnson on his bike
    A number of Cyclists at the start of RideLondon - Martin Johnson on his bike
    Matt Dawson in cycling gear waving a flag
    Matt Dawson fastens his cycle helmet with fellow cyclists looking on
  29. Get Involved #RideLondon

    Fingers (and legs) crossed for you guys!

  30. Dressed and ready for the Brompton World Championships

    RideLondon weekend update

    Straighten those ties and polish those shoes...

    This race is serious business at RideLondon. There's no lycra in sight but don't let that fool you, these chaps are in it to win it!

    Cyclists ready to go

    Fold-up bikes are serious business - you can see from the expressions on their faces that it was a fiercely contested race!

    Brompton race

    Over 500 blazer clad riders raced to unfold their bikes and ride 8 laps around St James's Park. Well done to Mark Emsley,defending champion and this year's winner!  

  31. Hosen Brass entertaining the cyclists

    Bob, Andy, Will, Sean and Danny are entertaining the cyclists as they pass St Pauls. Do you take requests guys?

    Hosen Brass
  32. Ouch!

    Ow! James Ferguson getting your legs waxed in preparation for the ride today. You're a brave man. Thanks for sharing this on social media yesterday!

    Getting legs waxed

    You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #RideLondon on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to

  33. What a fantastic way to see London!

    Spotted at Saturday's FreeCycle

    Cyclists this weekend are being treated to some of London's most iconic sights on the route. From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, what a great way to be a tourist in your own capital.

    Trafalgar Square
    Buckingham Palace
  34. Volunteering at 50 events in 50 weeks!

    Lorna Russell decided on her 50th birthday that she was going to volunteer at 50 events in 50 consecutive weeks and RideLondon is one of them. Lorna - you're amazing!

    Lorna Russell volunteering at RideLondon 2015
    Quote Message: It's all about the visitor experience. I've got the volunteering bug! You get to see parts of London you've never seen before. from Lorna Russell Volunteer at RideLondon
    Lorna RussellVolunteer at RideLondon

    Think you could give some of your time for either a one off sport event or to a local club? Find out how you can make a difference and be a part of the #BigHelpOut. We'll let Eddie Izzard tell you more.

  35. Tricycles are for everyone

    Michael Keen and fellow members of the club travelled from Hackney, Cheshire and Nottinghampshire to give their tricycles a run on the streets of London.

    "Tricycles are for everyone of all ages and abilities" said Michael. "They offer extra stability for those who aren't as confident on 2 wheels. For those who want something a bit more extreme there are tricycle races and for those who want something a bit more sociable there is the tandem tricycle option".

  36. First across the line!

    The cyclists are starting to finish. You did it!

    Italian Francesco Cipolletta was the first to arrive at The Mall, seen here with and his cousin/translater who wasn't too far behind. Well done to them both!

    Francesco Cipolletta
  37. One of the first women home...

    43 year old Maddy Lee-Smith was one of the first women to return home. She looks so happy and we don't blame you Maddy, 100 miles is quite a feat!

    Maddy Lee-Smith
    Quote Message: It's brilliant, to see so many people as we came back in, just giving it a go, is fantastic. from Maddy Lee-Smith
    Maddy Lee-Smith
  38. Leith Hill - too much for some

    These hills are tough, especially after cycling 55 miles. Gather your strength and keep going - there's still Box Hill to go!

    Leith Hill
  39. Race Report: Handcycle Classic

    RideLondon Weekend update

    • 30 hopefuls set off at 8:30 this morning.
    • 15 mile route starting in Kingston upon Thames.
    • Jennifer Browning took home the win for the ladies in a strong race.
    • Brian Aldis took home the win for the men with a great lead. He was 1.5 minutes ahead of the rest of the pack.
    Brian Aldis
    Quote Message: There was a good atmosphere out there even though it was early. So pleased to win its such a unique event from Jennifer Browning Women's Handcycle Classic winner
    Jennifer BrowningWomen's Handcycle Classic winner
    Quote Message: It was a great atmosphere. I went hard early on and I was really hurting but by 11 miles, I had a lead of 1 ½ minutes from Brian Aldis Men's Handcycle Classic winner
    Brian AldisMen's Handcycle Classic winner
  40. Get involved #RideLondon

     Wonder if this made from Wimbledon's Prime Lawn?

    You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #RideLondon on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to

  41. Trained in 6 weeks

    An event like this is full of inspiring people and stories. Here's just one.

    Pam (68) is riding for lung cancer, in memory of her late father. She hadn't done that much riding before the 6 weeks leading up to this sportive, but her determination has gotten her here today. One of her fellow riders described her as "the most inspirational women I've ever met". Pam even bought the drop handle bars especially.

    Pam riding at RideLondon
  42. Race Report: RideLondon Grand Prix

    RideLondon weekend update

    Barbara Guarischi,Shelley Olds, Annalisa Cucinott
    • Women's race watched by big crowds
    • Lots of strong attacking during the race
    • Big crash at the start of last lap but no major injuries
    • Sprint for the finish, won by Italian rider Barbara Guarischi of the Velocio SRAM team

    You can read a full report on BBC Sport.

  43. And they're off...

    Good luck to all of today's riders - see you in 100 miles!

    Setting off
  44. That's the spirit!

    It takes a while to set off when there are over 25,000 amateur cyclists at the start line.

    We've heard reports that there was a great feeling of camaraderie in the riders as they started their walk to the starting line. Spirits were high and there was a lot of smiling, creating an amazing atmosphere - even before 6am! That's a great way to start.

    Start line at RideLondon
  45. RideLondon on the BBC

    Here on the live text we'll keep you posted on the mass participation sportive, bringing you the latest from the riders and supporters, and generally showing you a good time.

    Over on BBC Two you can see more from the RideLondon-Surrey 100 between 10:00-10:30 BST. The RideLondon-Surrey Classic race will be live on the Red Button between 14:30-15:30, and then on BBC One between 15:05-18:35. Told you there was a lot of cycling going on.

  46. Post update

    Hello and welcome to RideLondon!

    It's already been a full weekend of cycling fun (more on that as we go). Right now we have over 25,000 amateur cyclist riding the London-Surrey 100 mass participation event. Think London marathon on two wheels.

    Riders have been taking off since 6am this morning, starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and will continue on through Surrey's countryside before returning to the capital to finish in The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. Some are doing it for charity, some for fun, but everyone is doing it for the love of cycling.