Gliding through the finishing line
Celebrating in tandem
Weary and wet finishers
Most participants seem to be middle aged men in lycra with all the gear. But there are quite a few women and you'll spot riders on tandems, Boris bikes and even foldable machines. If you don't get in via the ballot, you should be able to get a charity place, which will require you to raise a minimum amount of money - very similar to the London Marathon. You need to register in the days before the event at the Exel Centre in east London, which is a pain and seems designed to make you visit a cycling show flogging paraphernalia. As one participant quipped, the most important piece of cycling kit is a credit card.
The lack of hills mean you can complete RideLondon on a Boris bike