The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic routes have been announced today by Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Olympic gold medal winner Laura Trott.
It will form part of the biggest ever festival of cycling held in the UK with thousands of cyclists taking to the roads of both London and Surrey this summer.
Here is the map produced by the people at Ride London.
During a press conference held in London on Thursday, Mr Hodge described how London and Surrey will contrast perfectly with Surrey’s beautiful countryside.
David Hodge said: “Both Box Hill and Big Ben will show off the very best of Britain when Surrey’s picture perfect countryside contrasts with London’s famous cityscape during the 100-mile event. But entrants should put in some serious training as the hills in Surrey can prove tough if you’re not cycle fit.”
Laura Trott said she was looking forward to trying out Surrey’s hills on her bike.
She said: “There are a lot of hills on that course and it is a long way. I’m coming down for a weekend and I can do it then.”
Boris Johnson said: “Following the superhuman efforts of our Team GB cyclists last year, thousands of cycling enthusiasts, both experienced and amateur, riding a fantastic route through the streets of our fine city is surley a fitting legacy. I am delighted that six months on from Laura Trott’s breathtaking gold in the Omnium we are in a position to announce routes and title sponsor. Prudential Ride London is sure to become one of the world’s top cycling events. The countdown to the start of the event begins now.”