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Hello and welcome to the mall for our coverage of the world's biggest


cycling Festival, RideLondon. 30,000 riders on the road of London and


Surrey raising money for charity and blazing a trail for the world's top


riders who will be racing in the Prudential RideLondon Classique


Surrey classic this afternoon. Crowds have been gathering. A light


breeze but perfect conditions for being on your bike. Alongside me for


all the fun and excitement, Chris Boardman and David Miller, good to


have you with us. We're here, amazed and enjoying what happens in London


this weekend, it's grown into something very special. Looney


certainly has, over the weekend we're forecast of 100,000 people


riding bikes, a lot of those kids in the freeride on Saturday. It's such


a massive festival of cycling. Closing the road of the capital to


go past so many iconic monuments is a special thing for everybody who


takes part. You've been soaking up the atmosphere, something special


isn't it? I came here with my wife and three kids yesterday and did the


free cycle in the morning which was phenomenal, eight miles around the


centre of London closed streets, seeing the landmarks. For the kids


it's something they'll never forget. We have the classic this afternoon


as well, and we had the Classique in the women's race. Two special elite


praises that attract the best riders. They are constantly


learning, to do an event like this that almost shuts down the city and


involves so many people, what makes it special is this marquee


competitive event like the London Marathon, the best marathon runners


in the world compete here the best bike riders compete in the marquee


event. It brings out the people because they believe they are taking


part in something the pros are doing. 30,000 people currently out


enjoying the sporty. The first wave set off at 5:45am, Charlie Webster


was there to see them off. Amat the start line of Ride London


from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park right outside the velodrome.


30,000 cyclists are about to take part in what, for many, will be the


toughest two wheel challenge of their life. The sun is just about


starting to come up and the rain is promising to hold off for the fifth


edition of this Olympic legacy event. You seem very relaxed. It's


very early, I want to go back to bed. It's when the alarm goes off


and you think, why am I doing this? It's all good. Why do you keep


coming back? It's your fourth time. It's what I think when the alarm


goes off. I enjoy riding the bike. I'd be out here anyway, so might as


well do an event. It's a great event, to ride around London. Open


roads, no cars, fantastic. We did a lot of cycling as part of rowing


training, it is all about taking up different challenges. Having done


the marathon earlier in the year, now doing right 100. Why are you


cycling for motor neurone disease? And chief executive of the motor


neurone disease Association and we support about 5000 people at any one


time with the disease. We have lots of writers today and it'll be a


great day. I cycle a lot, yeah, had a lot of injuries in the past, can't


do a lot of running. So cycling for me is brilliant, I like it more than


football. We may see you after. I'm too big and heavy to be a cyclist.


My first time doing the ride. My first time doing a sporty. A lot of


firsts and I'm nervous. My husband died ten years ago, so that's why I


raise money for the hospice. I'm feeling great, excited but quite


nervous, hoping the weather holds. Should be a great day. Weeks and


months of training hopefully will pay off. The weather looks cloudy


but hopefully it will brighten up later on. We had a friendly game


yesterday. It does take a little bit out of your legs. Just get through


would be a good thing and hopefully the rain stays off, should be a good


day. Good to see Ben Foster, professional footballer, West Brom


goalie, supporting one of his team-mates who's been diagnosed with


leukaemia. Also riding this race. We'll hear more of those stories as


they goes on, people riding for special causes and in of family


members. Heather Stanning as well, a great Olympian. This has just been


launched, the London Classics medal. Heather Stanning, I think, will be


one of the first recipients of this. You will receive one of these


amazing medals if you run the London Marathon, ride the 100, then in


September the Serpentine, the two K swim, which Heather says she'll do,


she will be one of the first recipients. And on the back it says,


in Latin, and I, too, conquered London. I knew that! Chris, you've


run the London Marathon, cycled the 100 here, how do you fancy the


Serpentine in September? Wouldn't mind a bit of a dip I could do that.


You are keen diver, you can't use your aqualung. I did it the year the


hurricane came through and they shortened it to 80 miles, does it


count? Shouldn't have mentioned it, nobody would have questioned. I


don't question it but my wife would love it, do you have to do it as a


Grand Slam? It doesn't matter when you do. My wife wouldn't find it a


challenge that it was a Grand Slam. Maybe you get a gold one. Talking of


medals, 35 years ago yesterday, Chris Boardman, sure you remember,


Barcelona. I noticed it on Twitter, thinking, why are people banging on


about that, they just invented colour television. I can't remember


last week. Seems to be a lot of other people do. I thought it would


be over in a couple of months but here we are still talking about it.


One medal these days is nothing. You kick start of something very


special. It did inspire an awful lot of the new generation of cyclists


coming through. Not only that, speaking at events on Thursday


evening in Glasgow, the reason we are all here, even at this event


exists is because of that Goldman with Peter King, lottery funding,


Peter Keane doing a blueprint for the proposal of where British


cycling would be in ten years, Dave Brailsford taking over, massive


Olympic success, Tour de France success. It all begun on that day in


1992, so you should take it. I'll have it, I'll have it! Nobody was


winning medals last night in the race, let's be honest, I mean, fair


play, you took part. You even managed to get the bike together


quickly. The start was awful. Still doing it but I'm getting better.


It's one of the most fun cycling experiences I've ever had. I had a


team there. Look at the Sprint, the gold helmet when he was confident.


He almost went down. It's a wonderful bit of fun and people take


it so seriously. There I am! Bunnyhug over the line. Technically


I didn't finish. It's a wonderful event, sums up the whole experience


this weekend, the plethora of events you have four children, families,


the women, the Classique yesterday, the men's world to race today. The


massive participation event, something for everyone, even me mad


Brompton riders. Tim has been out soaking it all up.


I'm at the Lee Valley Velopark at the Queen's Olympic Park for the


Prudential RideLondon Festival of cycling. In its 50 year it's raised


over ?40 million for charity and its back bigger and better than before.


I'm going to check out what's going on.


It's a brilliant event, one of the world's greatest cycling festivals,


it really is the position London has as the home of sport in the world.


There was also an cycling events, the elite race features world and


Paralympic champions. 18 competitors taking part in a 45 minute race on


this one mile course. It was a really nice race, I really like to


ride on these courses, we should have more competitions like this.


We're off for cycle. Be honest, how many miles have you done? Four so


far, another six to go, we're past the embankment, it's been fantastic.


This is the way to see London the atmosphere has been fantastic,


everybody in great spirits. Pity about the rain but it doesn't


matter. Everybody is on the same bike so we are all enjoying it, it's


been good hasn't it? We're here to break three world


records today, talk us through. We're going to try to break the bar


to bar world record, furthest gap, then highest forward to step up


record, then highest bunny hop over the bar.


You must be very happy, three world records have fallen, you broke the


world record, pretty good going for a days work. Looney not too bad,


it's not even 12 o'clock yet. We've done pretty well yet. Laszlo did the


biggest forward step up at 1.7 nine. How hard is it to ride? No more


difficult than a normal bike. How about that?


Why are you here? To see the sights, do a bit of exercise, you know, it's


great for the kids to be out on the road. It is the central London on a


bicycle. Tell us about the free cycle, why is it so popular question


Montella Mapoe good chance to get round London, looked at the site,


take your time, don't worry about the traffic, just get on your bike


and ride. You can say hello. Hello! It's a good hello. It has a really


good sense of community, everybody riding together going round London.


It is raining, but that's not why I've stopped, I've stopped to get a


health check courtesy of these guys here. Kieran, it's exceptionally


hard going out there. It's definitely not me. I'll give it a


check over for you. She has passed, my friend, which means I am good to


go. The chain's come off... Keirin, my chain's come off.


And of the way he expected somebody to fix the chain for him, when you


did the Brompton race you thought somebody should assemble the bike.


Look, they are all still flooding in having completed the race. Great


looking back at yesterday morning, Dave, you mentioned you are on the


road with the family. I took the kids out as well, which was


brilliant, they so enjoyed seeing London up close and personal on


their bike. For us it's especially important because we live in Spain


in Jeroen, they visit the UK all the time because of family but they


don't get to see these places and see it... That will always stay with


them, riding close streets around London, seeing landmarks, to videos


and pictures. We can show them again and say, you were riding through


closed streets, which is lovely. 30,000 people flooding in over the


next few hours on to the Mall with Buckingham Palace as the attraction


as they come flying up here. It's been wonderful to see them coming


and I know Charlie Webster is talking to a few as they crossed the


line. I'm beyond the finish line in the thick of it trying to avoid the


cyclists. 100 metres that way is Buckingham Palace where all the


riders are getting their medals. Covered in mud with incredible


stories and big smiles on their faces. We saw one man fully suited


and booted. Gavin Latimer from Hampshire joins me. We can see on


your jersey you have TB and your cycling for this, why? Phoebe had an


accident last year, fell off a Sea Wall in the new Forest and spent


some time in intensive care, I had a special reason to ride. Choose your


daughter? She is, she made a full recovery within three days thanks to


these people. I couldn't be more happy to write for them this year.


Such a big motivator for you. You've done it a few times, why do you keep


coming back? I really enjoy the challenge as a cyclist, we are


competitive and bunch, love overcoming the hills. It's a great


day out, so this is my fourth and last ride. Last one I dedicate to


Phoebe. Thanks to Phoebe and congratulations, Gavin.


So many powerful stories why people are taking to their bikes. He said


it was his last one, but you catch the bug, Chris? The number of times


I have spoken to somebody at the end of this and they say they are not


doing it again, but they come back. That is the beauty, it is an advert.


We have seen sporting stars who have discovered the bike. You don't have


too need a license, you don't need to be in a club, you just come and


ride. It is a challenge, they find it daunting, then they do it and


then they do it again and again. Is this what you will export to


Manchester in your new role? This is something I would love to see. It


sets a standard, it is in the capital, but there is no reason why


we cannot do that in Greater Manchester as well. David, we will


see you in the Classic, but not on a bike, you will be on the back of the


motorbike, you enjoyed that last year? I love it. Chris will agree,


we both love bike racing, but we can't imagine ever doing it again.


Being on the back of a motorbike, is like being in the race without


having to hurt yourself. It was a joy. Let's look at last year. You


brought so much information right from the heart of the race. Chasing,


but nothing is happening. Geraint Thomas, Patrick Bevin, they are


gone. This isn't looking good, BMC needs to do something now or it is


all over. No organise Chase. It is brilliant. I thought it was going to


start going through with them. You did get to speak to some of the


riders? I tried to, but couldn't do that on air. I am in the lucky


position where I am considered just recently retired, so I know the


neutral support, I know the riders. I am cruising through and I am still


in the race. Just getting over excited. One person you do know,


Mark Cavendish, isn't racing. Disappointment for him in the Tour


de France, crashed out in the sprint finish, but he will be with us later


on. He is in London this weekend and I spoke to him earlier in the week.


How is the recovery going, when will we see you back on a bike? I feel


OK, after four or five days, I wasn't in too much pain. I just


wanted to make sure it prepared well, which will be a few more weeks


before I can get on the road, let alone race. Have you got any goals,


like the World Championships? Even if I go to the Tour de France and


cannot be competitive, at least it puts me in good stead for a build-up


to the World Championships. It seems now, it might be cutting it a bit


fine, which is a shame. You are in poor health in the lead up to the


Tour, you'll only have a short window of training to be ready, do


you feel well in yourself? In the lead to the Tour, two sessions a


day, away from the family on a six-week training camp, just to try


to get to the Tour. I did everything right, from getting to the and


getting decent results, it did give me confidence that I can still win


for a long time to come. If I can do that on such little training, I know


if I continue to put myself through it, I am going to be winning bike


races, not just for the short-term future, anyway. We will not see you


in the Classic in London and Surrey this weekend, which is a great shame


because I know you have ridden this course before and enjoyed being part


of it, what are your thoughts on this as an event? It is still the


biggest one-day event in the UK, one of the biggest in the world now. It


is not just about the pro racing, it is 30,000 people racing the sporty.


It is incredible. To be able to close roads, how many people want to


come and do it, that is amazing. We had the Tour de France finish on the


Champs-Elysees, but how many cities in the world will be closed down for


people riding bikes on such iconic landmarks in the world? It is cool.


How much of a spectator can you be, how much do you enjoy watching are


being involved? I was on the Shon 's a lead they, and it is the first


time I have been in Paris and not ridden. And then I was OK until they


rang the bell. Then I got the hump. Because I know with the team we had,


there wouldn't be anybody to beat us. We had the strongest leader team


in the Tour de France. I just got hump, really.


I think he got the hump. He's good at getting the hump. He was


disappointed to come out when he did because he was finding a bit of form


and he believed he would ride into form as the Tour went on? He always


rides with a strategy. He did a two-year season, two years before,


the Olympics and then did amazingly, like he did last year. He got


glandular Fifa, he was exhausted. But then he did recover quite


quickly and used it as again to say was ready. He was ready and his team


was ready and everything was good to go. It is hard for him. Enjoying the


Tour. When I was working the commentary, I would message him and


say, do you want to do a phone call. Then he said, yes I will do a phone


call. And he would watch every bit of the race. He does love it. It is


rare of a rider of that stature to watch all of the bike racing.


Interesting to hear him speak this week. He is desperate to be back to


the Tour, he believes he can win more and has unfinished business.


With the Olympics, talking about riding the Madison in Tokyo?


Strategically it is good for someone's career to be taken out


against their will, as it were because you get to recalibrate how


much do I miss it? That is when you decide, will I carry on and be six


will all retire. That frustration is a good thing because he says he


wants to do it. We won't see him in action, but we'll see some of the


world's best sprinters. We saw last night in the Prudential London


Classique. This is how it was one. COMMENTATOR: They splashed their way


along the Strand. Here is the key turning point and somebody has shot


up the inside and stolen a march on everybody else. Was it the sprinter,


one of the favourites. I think it was Lotta Lepisto. They are taking


control of this. We have the big names. We have the world champion.


Trixi Worrack leads them back into Trafalgar Square. She has done a


good job. Lotta Lepisto, the champion of Finland in third place.


We have the two time world champion. They are about to go through


Admiralty Arch. They are looking behind now because I think they are


looking to see where Hannah Barnes is. Marianna farce is on the wheel


of Chloe Hoskin. Here comes Christine with the world champion,


she looks to be in fine form. Coryn Rivera is fighting. Lisa Brennauer


leads at the moment. Coryn Rivera is in third. Here they come, fanned out


across the road. It is going to be close, but Coryn Rivera takes it on


the line. She timed that effort superbly. That is the first time we


had seen Coryn Rivera hit the front. That is what she is paid to do. Her


team-mates did a good job and she timed her effort to perfection to


take it on the line. It is crazy, raining, not the best conditions,


but when there is a goal in front of you, you have to commit and get


after it. It was a crazy finish, a lot of elbows and everything, but


you have to keep fighting until the end. Fantastic finish but Coryn


Rivera and has some web team. We will see Matthew later in the


Classic. David will be out in amongst the bikes, keeping us


updated. Tim is amongst the sporty. Looking we found, Gazza. How are


you? Pretty good. How are you enjoying the ride. As long as it


doesn't rain, I am happy. We have seen serious competitors dressed in


Lycra, you don't seem as the most aerodynamic of competitors. It is my


first attempt. I am doing it for a charity that helps save babies


lives, and help people with stillbirths. I can see you have a


bottle of champagne ready to go. Congratulations and keep it off.


Thank you very much. What a guy. Absolutely loving it. I think Tim is


loving it. So much fun being amongst the great people. Some of the


costumes they are wearing, it is hard enough doing 100 miles without


being dressed up as a clown! We have just been watching them coming past,


we not at the costume time, it is another few minutes. We can see what


people are supporting through the jerseys they are wearing. Millions


have been raised over the course of the last four years as people


support charities by riding the sporty and ride London has raised


?40 million. One of the charities is blood wise, one of the UK's leading


blood cancer charities. Bianca's forget-me-not fund was set


up after arson Angus was Billy McClure died with acute myeloid


leukaemia. When he was diagnosed, everybody was positive about the


outcome. He had his first set of chemo and it was clear from that he


hadn't responded. We could tell the medical team were worried and they


decided he would need a bone marrow transplant. He didn't respond to the


team over that and he wasn't well enough to have a transparent, so the


doctors told him there was nothing more they could do. He was so brave


through all of that and turned round to his doctors Ansah, thank you for


everything you have done. And he came home and he died at home here


on the 25th of May 2011. We learned a lot by watching our son go through


that and we decided we want to do something so as parents wouldn't


have to sit there and go through what we went through. We started


with a walk. It started with an ad hoc idea of starting a sponsored


walk, which we got Angus' School involved in. Angus' close friends


and the family went to UCR page in London. On the anniversary of his


death. We walked all the way back over two days. We gave teenagers a


way of dealing with their grief and loss. And also Angus' brother,


Edward. We wanted to do something positive. It is not just us, it


really is a whole group who have got together.


We decided to put the team together, team Angus because we have kept in


touch with Joel and Tim. Joe has had leukaemia three times and came into


hospital at Christmas when Angus was there and Joe and Angus immediately


got to know each other and became really good friends. We first met in


the hospital with loads of different kids. It was a teenage ward, and I


think we were one of the youngest. Just a lot of time, filling time,


having fun and trying to be relating like normal people. You never


forget, but I am sure if it was the other way round, he would be doing


exactly the same thing and I feel I have a duty to honour his name.


Over the years, treatments have got better, but that only happens


because of research. It only happens because people raise money to fund


the research. And actually, the chances of survival now for somebody


going through exactly what show had Angus, are really, really high.


Fortunately, I have my cycling gear with me, so these guys have kindly


offered to show me the roads of West Sussex. Shall we? No further than


ten kilometres. 15. At a push, 15. It's amazing to be finally riding


alongside his family. A privilege to be riding for team Angus. It's never


really been all of us together, so it's the first time we all get to


crossed the line as a team, hopefully. That'll be amazing.


The good that has come out of this is he's found an absolute passion


and it's like I'm going to get on my bike and I'm going to cycle because


I can. And if that also involves raising money, then great, but


it's... We don't forget that not everyone can do that. With all his


friends, the wider community, we hope we've given somebody to get to


go out and raise money and remember him and talk about him, too, so


that's quite nice, it makes it feel that perhaps he's still with us in


some way. I'm very pleased as I am joined by


Elizabeth, and best's mum. I know you would love to have been out


riding today, you were training and all set to take part but you arrived


on crutches, tell us what happened. My training has been going really


well, it's been a real effort for me to step up to 100 miles, I'm


normally 30 miles. I came off my bike at the bottom box Hill two


weeks ago in a training accident, so it really simple fall. I managed to


break my ankle so I'm in a cast for six weeks. You have to come and do


it next year. I think I do, I hope I'll find somebody else to do it


with me. One of the things that shone through in the film was how


important it spin to come together and set goals and keep Angus's


memory alive and give yourselves a focus to raise awareness and funds.


One thing that became clear through his illness, there are treatments in


some areas of leukaemia lagging behind. We know a lot about the


disease but haven't got the treatment, particularly for


teenagers, it is proving difficult. We are very motivated to raise that


money, we put a lot of money into research. Taking part in events like


this is all part of it and brings friends and family together to do


something really positive to make a difference. You start off with


walking and moved onto the bikes. I did London and Paris a few years ago


and I think cycling has become such a strong part of the charity. Yeah,


cycling is such a great event, great participation event. What I'm really


pleased about today is to see so many women. We have a team of 20


today. We've got three amazing women. Two now because I'm not here.


We'd really like, we're really encouraged to see so many women


here. My friends are now getting on their bikes. It's such great


exercise. You mentioned the team, amongst them Angus's friend Joe


Swale, we caught up with them at the start. Barkley we know how important


this is, how nervous are you? A little bit nervous, bit cold,


excited to warm up. It'll be OK, we'll be OK. The sun is coming up,


you can see it on your face, what are you thinking about as you're


about to set off? Hoping the rain stays off, got my waterproof in


case. Thinking about the finish line. What about the teams around


you? We are all here somewhere and going to try to stay together as


long as we can. We'll all make it. Bring on the finish line. Good luck,


guys. There they are, resplendent in their


jerseys as they rolled off. Your husband Jonathan. How do you think


they will feel now? Halfway round they are probably thinking, probably


at box Hill, thinking, was this a good idea? They'll be feeling great,


they've done a lot of training so I'm sure they'll be fine. I just


wish I was with them. We do, too, Elizabeth, thank you for talking to


us. Good luck with the fundraising. Will you talk to us again next year


on the back? Yes, definitely, I'll be back. Good luck with recovery.


Somebody who's finished his former England captain Martin Johnson. He's


talking to Charlie. We saw each other about 6am, I'm not


sure you're impressed to see my face again. You were moaning about the


alarm was it worth it? Was moaning, I said it wasn't great. It's fun,


bit of a slog, hard work, bit windy, very happy to see Nelson on top of


the column at the end. The Mall seems to get longer. It was good


fun. Nelson was your target. At that point, just get back. This is the


fourth time you've done it, what makes you do it? I'd be riding my


bike anywhere on Sunday if I could, so nice to do an event, it's a bit


shameless today, drafting numerous people to get home, but that is the


nature. You were telling me off camera what you said to some of the


guys you were drafting. One guy saved me, I was fatigued 25 miles


away. 27- 0- 20 it was, got on his wheels shamelessly for ten miles, I


wouldn't be here without him. When you came through the finish line but


was it like, what was the feeling like? Very, very tired after riding


100 miles. The thing is, you recover quite quickly. When you see people


run the marathon, you've been on your feet, it's really tough. On the


bike you can hop off a couple of drinks. You know, you will be tired


but it's not like you can't walk. I've got to cycle home. Well, when I


get back on the train. Good luck with that. Great to see him and not


-- great to see him in action. If you'd been inspired by Martin


Johnson, by Jo, Elizabeth and Angus's story, whatever has inspired


you to get on your bike, you can sign up. The ballot is open for next


year's Prudential RideLondon, it opens on Monday the 7th of August if


you want to be part of it next year. This isn't, would you believe, the


only major cycling events taking place this weekend. In the USA it's


the BMX World Championships. No Liam Phillips for Great Britain, injury


meant he couldn't take part. Better either was representing Great


Britain in the junior event, let's look at what happened.


We're off. Not the best is dark. Right now it's going to be


Australia, Great Britain and USA one, two, three. Running away with


it, the Australian. The Latvian is contesting for the third-place spot.


First still in trouble. Looks like she... Edges out. There you have it.


I can't believe it right now. I thought, just chased down... She's


been running wicked all weekend, I just... I was happy with podium, let


alone winning, I can't believe it. All eyes on one, two, three and


four. Post off to a good start. Edging out Buchanan just a bit.


Right now it's USA, Australia and Hernandez from Venezuela in the top


three. Caroline Buchanan chasing down.


Buchanan is known for being a strong finisher. It's going to come down to


the line. Looks like Post and Buchanan. It will go to a photo


finish, can't even call it, neither can the UCI. We'll have to wait.


Might have pushed the gate down just a bit. Twenty20 goes straight to the


front with the French rider in second. Right now it is Sharrah. It


looks like we have two blue in front. The USA and France one and


two. Andrei is catching up. Dave fights for the third spot.


Sharrah... Looks like he just barely edges out Andre. USA winning two of


the elite world titles. Its success of the USA. Jamie staff


is a Great Britain gold medallist in the Olympics, he would be watching


on. I have been joined by a shell,. We should mention the British girl


who won the juniors, things looking good from that point of view, how


are you feeling? Really really fatigued. Super tired, every year I


come to do this I get a little bit slower, you know, the further away


you get from retirement from professional cycling you get a


little bit heavier, a little bit less fit and it's more and more of a


challenge. I think a lot of people can relate to the feeling I had


today, the last 25, just I wanted to put on the pedals. It's like knives


going into my legs, seriously, so a massive challenge for me today to


get through the last 25. You were determined, I know how much you


enjoy it. What was the atmosphere like? Unreal, this has to be the


safest ride I've ever done, really well signposted for all of the


climbs and while far to go, it makes it a lot more enjoyable. A lot of


people were doing it for the enjoyment and to have conversations


and I met some really inspirational people, that's what kept me going,


those people that train for the whole year going out to do sections


of the course, I met a 60-year-old woman who said, I started today, she


was in the last 20 K, she said, I didn't know if I'd make 40 or 60,


but going out there and those people inspire me so much. It was being


determined to get to the finish. Well done, I'll let you get some


fuel on, let you relax, we'll catch up later for the men's classic.


Finish is still coming over the line. It's fantastic to see Ride


London helping a number of people including underprivileged youngsters


trying to get into cycling, Nicola Adams has been mentoring group to


write today's 46 kilometre race. We're going to perform a cheque. A


fair hair. Beaver breaks. All happy? 36% of primary school children are


clinically obese, look at the structure of cycling in London, the


majority of cyclists tend to be from the ABC one category, so events like


this reach out to the sections of society which could do with a fun


introduction to something that can have a real impact on the rest of


their lives. I've been mentoring students and teachers, inspiring


them along the way. In the ride, hopefully we can get everybody from


A to B from the start of the finish. In one piece. Surrey she's amazing,


knowing she comes from Hackney and I come from Hackney, knowing someone


just from like where I'm from can do such big things is a real


inspiration. Knowing she'll be there going through the pain as well makes


it a little bit less hard. Especially as a teacher myself,


making sure they get a chance to go out there and get a bit of exercise.


This kind of programme with the help of Prudential has given them a great


opportunity to get out and about and make use of their energy levels.


I would love to have been able to do something like this when I was


younger. It is having that opportunity to be able to try out


new sports and try new things you may not initially think of trying.


It has been really good for the kids. I hope they enjoy the ride.


Experience of a lifetime. Meeting new people, doing activities which


allow you to talk with one another and learn the skills about how to be


safe on the roads and how to look out the people whom might not be as


safe. I am sure of the 46 miles of cycling, your legs will be tight,


but we will all get through it. It is not about whether you come first,


or whether you come last, it is about taking part and taking up a


new challenge. Finishing in front of Buckingham Palace will be brilliant.


I think I will be taking my time, slow and steady. Nicola Adams,


riding the 46 kilometres sporty today. And Sir Chris Hoy, you


started them off? 46 miles, not 46 kilometres. I started at the front


with Nicola, rode it myself, great day, beautiful weather and nice


route. Just long enough where you start feeling it in your legs, but


not destroyed. You are used to riding around the track? Yes, 36


seconds, not like this. Last year, you were competing, and Mark, thank


you for joining us. Do you fancy a bit of this? I do, I could have gone


with Chris. So nice to see so many people out. Chris was talking about


Richmond Park, it was like trying to find your way, it was full of


people. It makes it cool. How many people out on their bikes now in


London, what better way than finishing here on the Mall. It is a


dream. It is pretty cool. It will be fantastic later, the Classic. You


were the front runner in the test event in 2011 when you won the race


here on the Mall, head of the Olympics? That was the test event


and it has grown into what it is now. It is a wicked course, Surrey


is an iconic place in the world now for riding bicycles. To go out there


and race, it is nice. It is a hard race, but where else in the world,


you have Paris, but where else would you get a finish like this, in front


of Buckingham Palace? It is spectacular. We hope to see racing


here again in the years to come, but Chris Hoy, everybody at home is


asking, why have you ridden the 100 miles today? On the spot.


Technically, I was here to help some corporate partners to do some stuff


at the finishing line and the feed station. We were talking about the


logistics of getting round, so I thought why don't I write this short


route and that will save time and I will have the benefit of riding the


bike. So it is combining business with pleasure. If you combine the


velodrome, as lovely as it is here, you were able to complete and when


you think back to 2012 and the legacy? Yes, you could see everybody


gathering at the Olympic Park. Just the memories of not just the


velodrome but the Olympic fervour. I think we missed that. The world is a


different place, five years on from 2012, it would be nice to have some


of that 2012 spirit back. Dave, you are part of the team on the road


that day? Mixed emotions because we put so much into it and Mark have


the weight of the nation on his shoulders, first medal event,


reigning world champion having won the Tour de France, we never felt as


important cyclists and we never expected to when we started as kids.


We had such a job to do and the race went against us and it is something


we all live with. It was magic, but that the same time, deep down, we


feel like we let everybody down, somehow. I wouldn't say that, that


is bike racing. Mark, you got the silver medal in Rio on the track


last year, do you look ahead to Tokyo now that the Madison is back


in the Olympics? Absolutely. Three times world champion, got to go. Do


you want a new partner? There you go, got my partner. It is fantastic


to think we will see the Madison in the Olympics in Tokyo. Do you think


Bradley might fancy that? I don't know. I think he has got other


things he wants to do now, so we will see. You never know. Can double


up with the rowing at the same time. So much talent and so many riders


could ride a great Madison. Your first world title in the Madison


kick things off EU in Los Angeles? , Yes, in 2005. Happy days. Chris had


a motor deal, we got out of the 4x4. I think it was Jason Queally. We


were in the back of the car with the sprinters. And we pulled up and it


was with the doughnuts. We got out of the car and the


sprinters got out. We looked like lads with bodyguards going in. You


know when suddenly start on a story and you know daily-macro don't know


where it is going to go. The story is, he was looking after us. As we


continue to look back at those happy memories, we should find out how Tim


is getting on on the course. It is things out of the ordinary that


catch my eye. Not sure what made me... It is the bunny. What is the


significance? It is my daughter. The taught as winds. Who are you riding


for? My name is Christa, I am from Wimbledon and I write past my house


later on. You are just recreationally doing 100 miles? Why


not, what else do you do on a Sunday morning? At about this race, I


fantastic is it to be a part of, everybody is having a good time? The


partition levels are incredible, it is wonderful. Everyone is doing so


much for good causes. Fab. Christa, you have about half of the race to


go. It is a ride, not a raise. You have about 50 miles to go. You look


good and that is all that matters. If you look good, you feel good, or


something like that. Event director, good to have you. You must be


delighted with the way this has developed and grown to what it is to


get date -- today. This started as a legacy event from London 2012. We


thought it could be the London Marathon on wheels. Now two World


Tour events, 100,000 cyclists, all ages and all abilities, BMX,


four-year-olds up to 83-year-olds, it is an amazing event. How is the


Classic regarded in the professional Palatine, it is on the Tour and


there is a lot of money involved. To get on the World Tour in such a


short time, shows people want to come. For my type of ride and


Classics, it is a great race. On the women's calendar it is the biggest


race in the world, which is brilliant, we see all the best in


the world here. It was in great weather last night, but so brilliant


to see. More than being the forefront of men's cycling, it is


pushing women's cycling which is the best thing. It is important the


parity for the men and the women and it has done huge amount for women's


cycling? It is disappointing it isn't the norm. It should be. There


is no reason that should not be the case. We are delighted we have


parity. It was a fantastic race last night, conditions were difficult.


They started off quite gingerly, but it was an amazing race and a


fantastic finish so delighted to get the support from the women's teams


and it is about developing cycling completely. Sun Web where the


winners last night in the Classique and in the shape of Michael Matt


this, the green jersey points when in the Tour de France, he will be


riding later. It felt surreal. The imagination of wearing the jersey


and the goal I had set was something I thought would take a lot more


years to succeed in that goal. But I guess going into this Tour de France


with the form but I had an support of the team, it was one year I had


to really go for it 100%. Fortunately, everything came


together and they didn't have any crashes, which was nice, not too


much bad luck. For the rest of it, the stages I targeted, I was able to


win. I had a lot of good luck this year. Michael Matthews had a


fantastic Tour de France, Team Sunweb have been setting the world


on fire this year? They have, they seemed an opportunistic team taking


a sign younger riders and they have won four stages of the Tour de


France, two leaders' jerseys and the women's team is doing well. It is a


team that has reached its critical mass of success and I cannot see it


stopping. Who is your money on today, Mark? Is it one for Michael


Matthews? I think he will be on a roll after winning the Tour de


France. It is a big boulevard finish. We have a young guy, Ryan


Gibbons will be there or thereabouts. He's still learning but


is very fast. I think it will be quite open. Like we saw last year,


we never know if it is going to come back together. If you get a few guys


up the road, it is a hard race to predict. Everyone is going to want


to cross the line first on the Mall here today. We nearly got a


breakaway finish last year? Team Sky really took it to the race last year


and it takes a very, very strong team because it is quite a strange


circuit. There is a complicated bit in the middle, but after it is a


long one in which we saw Geraint Thomas, normally he would have had


it wrapped up, but it was too long, even for him. Let me tell you what


this coming up for the rest of today. We are back here at 3:30pm on


the Mall on BBC One. So you can watch all the action from the


Classic. But if you want to see the start, it is on the red button from


1:30 p:m., all on BBC One. If you want to watch the rugby league


challenge cup semifinal, you can watch Wigan against Salford on BBC


Two from 2pm. The swimming World Championships, so much success the


Great Britain. Become watch some of that today, 4:30pm on BBC Two.


So they are continuing to flood over the finish line here, the last of


the sporty riders, fantastic to see them. Thank you both for your


company and we will hear more from you later as we look forward to the


Classic and we'll see you 3:30pm back here on BBC One.


Bolt is a shining example of the best that we can be.


Live coverage of the first finishers of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 sportives, along with human interest stories and build up to the men's RideLondon-Surrey Classic race in the afternoon.

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