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Conquer the epic loop of London and be part of the UK's greatest 2-day cycling weekend.
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Threshold Sports has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 14th May 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Dulux London Revolution Cycle

  1. The ULTRA

    Bike 155mi
    £134
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  2. The Weekender – 2 Days

    Bike 155mi
    £119–£199
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  3. Northern Stage – Day 2

    Bike 73mi
    £64–£144
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  4. Southern Stage – Day 1

    Bike 82mi
    £64–£144
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Dulux London Revolution Cycle routes

THE WEEKENDER:

The ultimate cycling weekend. 155 miles of the best cycling in and around the Capital.

Start/Finish Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Distance: 155 miles
Climbing: 7,476ft


Route:

Heading clockwise, South from Lee Valley Athletics Centre, you join the top section of the 2012 Olympic Road Race route, before heading through Central London and taking in the iconic city sights; venturing past the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

After clearing the City, you will head out to tackle the stunning climbs and descents of the North Downs before heading West towards Windsor Great Park and the festival basecamp to relax and celebrate the day’s achievements.

Following a night’s rest, it’s time to get back in the saddle for the shorter day back via the Chiltern Hills and ancient Epping Forest. It’s guaranteed to be a weekend to remember!

THE ULTRA:

155 miles. 1 day. 1 epic challenge.

Start/Finish Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Distance: 155 miles
Climbing: 7,476ft


Route:

One of the toughest one day cycle events in the UK, the ULTRA challenges you to conquer the entire loop of London in one day.

Setting off Saturday morning from Lee Valley, you will take in the famous London landmarks before leaving the urban cityscape behind you and venturing into the green fields and testing climbs of the North Wessex Downs.

Once through Windsor, it is into the Chilterns to wind your way back through Epping Forest and celebrate your momentous achievement in a blaze of glory back at Lee Valley!

SOUTHERN STAGE:

City sights and South London country delights.

Start Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Finish Location: Windsor Great Park

Distance: 82 miles
Climbing: 5,348ft


Route:

Heading out South from Lee Valley Athletics Centre, the route heads into Central London and along the Embankment Cycle Superhighway past the iconic London sights; the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

After leaving the City you will head out to tackle the stunning climbs and descents of the North Downs before heading West towards Windsor Great Park, where you will be greeted by the sights and sounds of our famous festival basecamp!

NORTHERN STAGE:

Windsor Great Park to Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

Start Location: Windsor Great Park
Finish Location: Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Distance: 73 miles
Climbing: 3,215ft


Route:

As you leave the colours and sounds of Windsor basecamp behind you, the rolling hills of The Chilterns open up in front of you. A sleepy Sunday morning for the local villages means idyllic riding as you head through Marlow and Princes Risborough. You will be rewarded for your efforts thus far with some of the very best countryside riding, through sheltered woodland and along rolling slopes.

The last leg of the stage ventures through the historic Epping Forest, then it’s a downhill dash back into London where a warm welcome (and a cold beer) awaits!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Pre-event training guides and expertise
  • Fully-signposted route
  • Pit stops
  • Mechanics on route
  • Medical support
  • Chaperone riders
  • Event timing from Results Base
  • Broom wagon
  • Baggage transfers from start to finish
  • Finishers medal
  • Food and drinks at pitstops

Camping Add-ons/Weekender Package

  • Hot showers
  • 2-course evening meal
  • Breakfast
  • 2-person tent per rider
  • Overnight bike security
  • Access to basecamp festival – bars, kids activities, chill-out area, food concessions, band area and much more
Raceday Logistics

Race Packs

Your race pack will be sent out in the post around 2 weeks prior to the event start date.

If you are travelling from overseas, you will not receive your pack in the post and you will need to pick it up from the registration desk on the day.

Start Times

Saturday

There will be a staggered start system meaning participants will be allocated a start time between 6.00am-8.15am at Lee Valley.

The ULTRA will have the earliest start times between 6.00am-6.30am.

*It is recommended that you arrive 30-45mins before you start time.

Sunday

You will be able to set off in your own time between 7.00am-8.30am.

Cut-Off Times:

The route is open until 9pm for Ultra riders on Saturday.

The route will be open for Weekender/Day 1/Day 2 entrants until 7:30pm on both days.

Kit List

A full list will be sent out prior to the event but as a summary you should have the following:

  • Helmet (no helmet, no ride)
  • Cycle shorts
  • Cycling shoes or trainers
  • Short or long sleeve sports top
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Cycle gloves

Please find below a list of the permitted and not permitted bikes.

Permitted:

  • Road Bike (recommended)
  • Hybrid & Cyclocross (recommended)
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Single Speed
  • Folding Bike
  • Cruiser Bike
  • Tricycles
  • Handcycles & recumbents
  • Tandems – Please note you will need two entries, one per person
  • Electric bicycles – You must be familiar with your bike’s battery range, and carry a charged spare battery with you (There won’t be any charging stations at pit-stops, only at the base camp)

You must ensure your bike is legal and road-worthy. Please see government guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules

Not Permitted:

  • Fixed wheel with no brakes and/or only a front brake
  • Any bicycle with only one brake
  • Unicycles and Penny Farthings
  • Quadcycles and BMX
  • Towed trailers
  • Child carriers
  • Tag-a-long trailers bicycles
  • Trailer bicycles
  • Cargo bicycles
  • Specialist time-trial bicycles
  • Stride driven or stand up machines such as elliptical cycles
  • Any bicycle without 360° rider visibility
  • Unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars)
  • Handlebars without bar-end plugs
Spectators

Family and friends are encouraged to visit the basecamp!

Spectators are allowed into the festival area at basecamp and there will be bars and concessions where they can buy food and drinks.

All non-overnight participants will need to be off the basecamp site by 10.00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age limit for the Dulux London Revolution?
Participants must be aged 16 years or above by the start of the event to be allowed to enter. Participants under the age of 18 years (but over the age of 16 years) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for health and safety reasons.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. Safety out on the road is paramount to us so we cannot allow you to ride without one.
Is the ULTRA for elite cyclists only?
The ULTRA isn’t designed to be the fastest. It is the ultimate challenge of endurance and our chance to showcase the best city sights and surrounding countryside. The minimum average speed you can travel for the ULTRA event is 15 miles per hour. This is to ensure you finish safely within the timeframes of the event.
If I'm camping, do I need my own tent and sleeping mat?
No, your tent will be pitched ready and waiting for you when you arrive at basecamp and you will collect your sleeping mat when you check in to tent allocation, however you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. Tents are 2 man pop-up tents (allocated one per person) so if you are participating in a couple you can opt to put your bags in one tent and yourselves in another.
Are the roads closed?
No. The route is set along quieter roads so there is less traffic (and they’re more beautiful). You must still cycle sensibly and safely and obey the Highway Code in order to avoid accidents.
What will be in my race pack?
Your race pack will include your bib number with safety pins, a luggage label, your participant wristband and your parking (if you booked parking before the deadline above).
Will my bags be transferred from the start to my location both days?
Yes, your bags will be transported for you from the start to your final destination each day. In your registration pack you will be given a luggage label with your participant number on it to attach to any luggage so it is easy to find at the end of the day. You’ll just need to drop bags in the morning and it will be there for you to pick them up at the other end. For the ULTRA, your luggage will be looked after whilst you complete the 300km. You’ll just need to drop bags in the morning and then pick them up at end.

Dulux London Revolution Cycle weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

16°C
Predicted highs
10°C
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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