London Revolution Cycle

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Take on this incredible 156.9-mile, 360° loop around London, showcasing iconic city landmarks alongside the best country riding the South-East has to offer. We even put on a festival Basecamp at the midway point in Windsor for you to enjoy with your friends and family.
The ULTRA, The Weekender – 2 Days, Northern Stage – Day 2, and 1 more
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Sat, 1 Oct 2022 - Sun, 2 Oct 2022
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR, UK
Start times
Sat, 1 Oct 2022
The Weekender – 2 Days:
Southern Stage – Day 1:
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
Northern Stage – Day 2:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for London Revolution Cycle
Southern Stage – Day 1
Northern Stage – Day 2
The Weekender – 2 Days
£125.00 - £210.00
Route information
Weekender Route
Start/Finish Location: Lee Valley Showground
Distance: 156.9 miles
Climbing: 7,384ft
The weekender route starts by heading clockwise, south from Lee Valley Showground, you join the top section of the London 2012 Olympic Road Race route. Then you cycle through Central London along the Cycle Superhighway taking in the iconic sights – the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
After clearing the Capital, you are faced with the stunning climbs and descents of the North Downs before cycling west to Windsor Great Park. Here you can unwind and celebrate the day’s achievements at our Festival Basecamp.
Following a night’s rest, it is time to get back in the saddle for the slightly shorter day back via the Chiltern Hills and ancient Epping Forest. This challenging route is guaranteed to make it a weekend to remember.
Ultra Route
Start/Finish Location: Lee Valley Showground
Distance: 156.9 miles
Climbing: 7,384ft
Setting off early Saturday morning from Lee Valley Showground, 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 onto the Chilterns to conquer more incredible countryside before winding your way back through Epping forest to celebrate your momentous achievement in a blaze of glory back at Lee Valley.
Southern Route
Start Location: Lee Valley Showground
Finish Location: Windsor Racecourse
Distance: 88.4 miles
Climbing: 4,419ft
Cycling south from Lee Valley, the route heads into Central London along the Cycle Superhighway. From here you will be treated to some of the most iconic London landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
After leaving the Capital, the scenery suddenly changes as you tackle the stunning climbs and descents of the North Downs. Once these have been overcome, you cycle west to Windsor Racecourse where you will be greeted by the amazing sights and sounds of our famous Festival Basecamp.
Northern Route
Start Location: Windsor Racecourse
Finish Location: Lee Valley Showground
Distance: 68.5 miles
Climbing: 3,139ft
As you leave the sights and sounds of the Windsor Basecamp behind, the rolling hills of The Chilterns open up in front of you. You head through idyllic local villages – including Marlow and Princes Risborough – before being treated to some of the very best countryside riding through sheltered woodland and along rolling hills.
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.
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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
  • Camping
  • Hot showers
  • Free hot food and drink
How to get there
Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London N9 0AR, UK
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Start and finish address: Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London, N9 0AR
Basecamp address: Royal Windsor Raceourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor, SL4 5EZ
Parking is available at both the start and basecamp. This must be pre-booked and all permits visible on the dashboard on the day.
Event day logistics
You can enter groups of as many people as you want whether it is a sports team, a collection of friends or work colleagues. Various packages available depending on whether you want to take part for charity, do the full route non-stop, do the full route over two days with camping, or do the full route over two days excluding camping.
Race Packs
Your race pack will be sent out in the post around 1 week 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.
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Spectator Info
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.
What to bring
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.
  • 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:
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
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 enter. Participants under the age of 18 years (but over 16 years) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for health and safety reasons.
Do I have to wear a helmet during the Dulux London Revolution Cycle?
Yes. Safety out on the road is paramount to us so you cannot ride without one.
Is the ULTRA race at Dulux London Revolution Cycle for elite cyclists only?
The ULTRA isn’t designed to be the fastest. It is the ultimate challenge of endurance and a chance to showcase the best city sights and surrounding countryside. The minimum average speed you can travel for the ULTRA event is 12 miles per hour. This is to ensure you finish safely within the timeframes of the event.
If I'm camping at the Dulux London Revolution Cycle, 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).
Are the roads closed for the Dulux London Revolution Cycle?
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 for the Dulux London Revolution Cycle?
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 of the Dulux London Revolution Cycle?
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 drop bags in the morning and then pick them up at end.
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