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London Cycle Sportive – 11th May 2014 – Message from the organisers

The London Cycle Sportive is taking place on Sunday 11th May 2014.   Organisers are anticipating a total of 1800 riders on the day.

The route has been tweaked this year to make it a safer return to the Velodrome so the medium and long routes (the vast majority of riders) will now return along Rosendale Road and Turney Road then turning left into Burbage Road and the Velodrome.

The organisers have written to all participants suggesting that they do not park on Turney Road or any of the residential streets but instead make use of the facilities arranged at Dulwich College and in Peckham at the NCP.

We can expect Turney, Burbage and Rosendale Roads to be very busy with parked vehicles and cyclists on May 11th.   Take care when exiting from driveways.

Please see the following Message to Burbage and Turney Residents from Kirsty Wilde, Event Director of the London Cycle Sportive

The Financial Times London Cycle Sportive in aid of Access Sport on Sunday 11th May 2014

I am writing to inform you of the above event that will be starting in Dulwich Park and ending in Herne Hill Velodrome on Sunday 11th May.

The London Cycle Sportive is a cycling event raising money for Access Sport, a charity whose mission it is to give more children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport.   They look to harness the proven power of sport to tackle such things as social exclusion, inactivity and obesity in areas where help is most needed (

The ride will start from Dulwich Park at 7.30am; the riders will head out to the Surrey Hills before returning to finish at the historic Herne Hill Velodrome.  There are three different distances: 48km, 104km and 166km.  The riders get spread out throughout the routes with first rider finishing at approximately 11.15 and the last at 15.35.

Participants will start to arrive from approximately 06.30 onwards.  We have arranged some parking at Dulwich College and highlighted some places to park which will have the least impact on the area.  All participants have been asked to be respectful of residents and to park with care and attention.

We will also have a PA system in place at both Dulwich Park and Herne Hill Velodrome which we need to have for health and safety reasons.  However the operation of these will be closely monitored and consideration for residents will be taken into account at all times with the positioning of the speakers and to keep the sound levels as low as possible.  The PA will be used at Dulwich Park from approximately 07.00 – 09.30 and at Herne Hill from approximately 11.00 – 16.45.  At Dulwich Park the PA is required in order to purely give important health and safety messaging to the riders; at Herne Hill low level background music will also be played.

There are no road closures in place for this event and all the relevant councils have been liaised with, as well as other relevant agencies such as Transport for London.  The event will have its own dedicated medical support from British Red Cross.

At all times we hope to minimise the impact on any residents in the surrounding areas, the venues used are some of our most ironic and this is one of the most successful events in our cycling series, helping us to continue to support the fantastic work that Access Sport does.

We are all really excited about the event and hope to gain your support!


If you would like any further information about the event please visit, email or call 020 8391 3913

Kind regards


Kirsty Wilde

Event Director




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