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London (UK) - Century rides(7 posts)

London (UK) - Century ridesIngeman
Mar 28, 2003 4:30 AM
Can anyone recommend any good "all american" century rides (100 miles) leaving from greater london (UK), preferably south or west of the city.
re: London (UK) - Century ridesEdSned
Mar 28, 2003 6:22 AM
not sure about "all american" but....

For longer rides, maybe worth looking at the Audax stuff - have a look on their website for a list of starts. I don't think any go from central London, but plenty are reasonably accessible with a short(ish) train trip. Each w/e there's a selection of differing distances around the country to choose from. A couple of us did the Danebury 150km from Elstead nr Guildford last sunday - nice bunch of people, fantastic course on smooth quiet back roads, no navigation hassles and warm spring sunshine - what more can you ask for? (many thanks to West Surrey CTC DA for organising)

re: London (UK) - Century ridesMJ
Mar 28, 2003 7:44 AM

I live in London - but usually ride in Surrey - often with CCC - check out their website - train down from Waterloo

if you're interested in coming out for some rides Eager Beagle and I are working up a summer schedule after the winter commuting and hibernating season

don't know how long you've been in the UK but nobody uses KM here unless they specify a metric century or are particularly Euro
re: London (UK) - Century ridesCT1 Guy
Mar 28, 2003 11:37 AM
Again, try the Audax UK site - they have rides virtually every weekend.

Also recommend the Wessex 100 organised by Bike Events in September, starts from Salisbury(fast train from Waterloo) and goes out across the plains and into Bradford on Avon for a very civilised compulsory tea stop before the action begins on the way back. Mainly run on quiet roads so very little problems with traffic.
re: Wessex 100UcannotBsirius
Mar 28, 2003 11:57 AM
I think I'm right in saying that the Wessex 100 goes up Brassknocker Hill, much feared locally. I ride it a lot and don't have too much of a problem with it, it's not that long but v steep, I'd guess 18-20%. I'd suggest anyone other than the very fit / strong has suitably low gearing (I'd say 39x25 absolute min as it comes after 60-odd miles or so I think).
What's an "All-American" century? (nm)Rich_Racer
Mar 28, 2003 12:24 PM
100 miles on the right side of the road (nm)irregardless
Mar 28, 2003 1:56 PM