RideLondon promises a weekend of cycling fun across the capital in 2013

Hot on the heels of incredible success for Team GB’s cycling stars, the Mayor of London has confirmed plans for London to host a two-day festival of cycling in 2013.

RideLondon will feature events for amateur, club and elite cyclists. 

On 3 August a family fun ride for up to 70,000 cyclists will take place on an eight-mile traffic-free loop in central London, similar to previous Skyrides.

The following day a 100-mile road ride (sportive) for up to 20,000 amateur, club and elite cyclists will start in the Olympic Park, following a similar route to the 2012 Games cycle road race.

Women’s elite, junior cyclists and hand cycles will also take to the streets of the capital to compete in a city centre grand prix.

LCC chief executive said, "LCC will make sure we're at the party too, offering our fullest support to Londoner to join in the festivities."

RideLondon will aim to be the largest charity fund-raising cycle race in the world and organisers will be able to draw on the vast experience of the London Marathon team within the partnership. 

Detailed routes for the RideLondon events will be revealed later in the year, but potential participants can register their interest from today.

This great event by itself will not be sufficient to deliver the full legacy London needs however. Read what more the Mayor needs to do.