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Gunner



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Ride London 2016 Reply with quote

Seems like big problems on this years Ride London Event.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ride-london-2016-crash- latest-news-updates-cycling-cyclists-hospital-injured-disruption-a7165 061.html


Shocked

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stelfc2005



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Ride London 2016 Reply with quote

Gunner wrote:
Seems like big problems on this years Ride London Event.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ride-london-2016-crash- latest-news-updates-cycling-cyclists-hospital-injured-disruption-a7165 061.html


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It seems most of the issues where purely down to numbers. From what I've read the organisers ask each person for an estimated completion time based on the riders fitness , ability and experience the faster riders go of early so they don't catch up the slower riders and cause the bottle necks that happened . Obviously people want an early start so are being a bit liberal about their estimated time Shocked
That and reports of chain gangs blasting up the road without regard to anyone is a recipe for disaster. I'll be leaving this one and staying local , their are plenty of sportives round here !
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just been reading that apparently one guy had a heart attack at about 25 mile in. Shocked

Also been reading a lot of comments about Strava and the negative value it brings to such events........................ Confused

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Ashleydwsmith



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would agree with the comments about strava, everyone wants to finish it as quickly as possible. And then theres no consideration for others. Bearing in mind the fact we had both sides of the road to ride on the amount of times a chaingang came past me at breakneck speed wanting to cut back in was amazing.

Also thought they should of done the 46 on a different day, as when we were 25km out the number of riders increased causing even more bottlenecks.
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