Ballot for RideLondon-Surrey 46

Prudential Ballot for RideLondon-Surrey 46 2019
Venue:
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46
Time:
N/A - ballot closes 5.00 pm
Phone:
N?A
Date:
10th May 2019
Cost:
£46


The 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 Ballot

You can enter the ballot for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 via the links below. Please note that the ballot closes at 17:00 on Friday 10 May 2019.

UK ENTRIES 

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES 

If you change your address after applying in the ballot, please email changeofaddress@ridelondon.co.uk with your name, date of birth, telephone number, old address and your new address.

Your address details will then be changed in our system and a confirmation will be emailed to you when this has been done.

Please do not call the helpdesk with changes of address as these can only be processed by email.

Withdrawing from the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

Find out more about how to withdraw from the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 .

Tandem, tricycle and recumbent entries

For tandems, only one rider needs to have been successful in the ballot. Entrants with a disability will be charged £46. Entrants where neither rider has a disability will be charged for both riders at a total cost of £92. Please note that priority will be given to tandem riders with a disability and if we receive more applications than places available, a ballot will be held for the tandem places.

If a rider has a disability and needs to ride a tandem bike with a guide, the guide rider will not be required to pay a fee.

Tandem, tricycle and recumbent riders need to contact the Prudential RideLondon entry team – once they have paid for their place – at the following email addresses:

 

 

Para-cycling: record medal haul!

Para-cycling: record medal haul

The photo above: Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott won two golds in the WB 1km time trial and the WB sprint final – image credit: BBC Sport

Para-cycling Track World Championships: Great Britain win record medal haul

original article from bbc.com

Britain’s Para-cyclists won two golds on the final day of the Para-cycling Track World Championships, to claim their greatest ever total of 20 medals.

On the final day, Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott won their second gold of the event, in the WB sprint final.

Defending champions Neil Fachie and pilot Matt Rotherham won the men’s B sprint final gold, despite going out in the second round.

Britain won 10 golds in total, with Sarah Storey winning two on Saturday.

Before they crashed in their sprint final, Fachie and Rotherham were racing British compatriots James Ball and pilot Pete Mitchell, who technically won the second round to take it to a third and final race.

However, race organisers awarded gold to a very bruised Fachie and Rotherham as they had been set to be clear winners and the crash was not caused by another rider.

Ball and Mitchell, who won gold in the MB 1km time trial on Saturday, conceded the race to take silver.

Fachie said: “We were hungry [to win gold]. We wanted to win badly, we wanted to prove that we can still be the best in the world.”

Of their injuries, Rotherham added: “It does sting right now and for a couple of days it’ll sting. I guess we’ll see the doctor, so hopefully it’s not too bad.”

 

Earlier on Sunday, Rio Paralympic champions Louis Rolfe, Jon-Allan Butterworth and Jody Cundy could not overturn the lead of a strong team from China and took silver for Britain in the mixed team sprint.

Britain’s William Bjergfelt won silver in the MC5 scratch race.

He gained a lap before sprinting into silver medal position behind Australia’s Alistair Donohoe.

It was a first world medal for the 40-year-old, who competed as an able-bodied athlete in mountain biking and road racing until 2015.

British rider Jon Gildea won the MC5 omnium on Sunday but as it is a test event at this year’s World Championships, no medals were awarded.

The tally of 10 golds, nine silver and one bronze in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands was Britain’s greatest at either a track or road Para World Championships.

Jon Pett, head of Para-cycling for British Cycling, said: “I think the strength of Para-cycling really has been on display here.

“There have been a lot of the faces that we’ve come to know over the last few years. But we’ve also seen some new riders and performances that are really taking things beyond where they’ve been.”

 

Runner & guide dogs run marathon

Blind runner & guide dogs run a half marathon

Blind runner, guide dog trio makes history in NYC Half Marathon

Thomas Panek and his running guide dogs Westley, Waffle and Gus made history on Sunday in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon.

Panek, the president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, was the first blind runner to complete the half marathon with guide dogs.
His trio of Labrador Retrievers — who took turns pacing him along the 13.1 mile course — were the first four-legged athletes in the race.
“It’s really a team,” Panek said. According to the race website, Panek’s team finished the race in just shy of two hours and 21 minutes. An avid runner, Panek had no intention to give up the sport, even after losing his eyesight in his early 20s.
Thanks to volunteer human guides, he has since completed 20 marathons. Still, Panek missed the feeling of independence, which ultimately inspired him to start a formal training program for running guide dogs.
“It never made sense to me to walk out the door and leave my guide dog behind when I love to run and they love to run,” he said. “It was just a matter of bucking conventional wisdom and saying why not.”

Journey to the finish line

In 2015, Panek established the first-of-its-kind “Running Guides” program at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a certified nonprofit school in Westchester County, New York that has trained guide dogs for the visually impaired for decades. Twenty-four dogs have completed the program and another 12 are halfway to graduation. Once trained, Guiding Eyes matches each dog with an applicant and helps train the new team free of charge.
But only a handful of the dogs are cut out for the Running Guides program, which requires an even more rigorous level of fitness and discipline. Running outside presents a unique challenge — the dogs have to navigate terrain changes, stairs and curbs all while tuning out city distractions and noise.
When it came time to choose his team for the race, Panek turned to the Guiding Eyes’ team of professional trainers, who handpicked sister-brother duo Waffle and Westley, two of the most active dogs in the pack.
“The bond is really important. You can’t just pick up the harness and go for a run with these dogs,” Panek said. You’re training with a team no matter what kind of athlete you are, and you want to spend time together in that training camp.”
They’ve been training together for many months, rain or shine. Even the arctic blast that gripped New York in January didn’t stop Panek and his canine companions, who took to the Armory Track.

Race day

The dogs set their own pace and each tackled a different leg of the race. Gus, Panek’s longtime guide dog, was chosen to run the final 3.1 miles and retire at the finish line in Central Park.
“It’s a little emotional for me because he’s been there with me the whole time,” Panek said.
Thomas Panek completes the 2018 BAA 5K in Boston, led by his guide dog Gus.
Panek hopes his 14-legged team will inspire others with ambulatory and visual disabilities to keep pushing the bounds of what they think, or are told, is possible.
“Running with your dog is wonderful and if they can do a job while they’re doing it and sure, it happens to be 13.1 miles through the streets of New York city but we’re going to get it done. I know we will.”

Audio: DASL on Smashing Records!

Audio: Smashing Records DASL on Resonance FM

Smashing records on Resonance FM Radio

Abs talks to Sylvia and the team from The Bridge in Southwark about their amazing health and wellbeing programmes, plus one of the stars of DASL’s Supported Swimming Group, Mariza. No vinyl will be harmed in the making of this show.

 

 

Below Abs talks to Mujahid, telling his story of losing his sight in childhood and now ice skating and swimming with DASL Intosport

 

 

Smashing Records: A series marking Disability History Month (https://ukdhm.org/). Abs Tripp from DASL (http://www.disabilitylambeth.org.uk/) discusses how music fires people up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder.

 

Retina Tandem Cycling Challenge

Retina UK Tandem Cycling Challenge

Retina UK Tandem Cycling Challenge

11th-13th October 2019

Join Retina UK for this brand new event, the Tandem Cycle Challenge!