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


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

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

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

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riders who will be racing in the Prudential RideLondon Classique

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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praises that attract the best riders. They are constantly

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

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

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competitive event like the London Marathon, the best marathon runners

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

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

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

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

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

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from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park right outside the velodrome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peter Keane doing a blueprint for the proposal of where British

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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massive participation event, something for everyone, even me mad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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record, then highest bunny hop over the bar.

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

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

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

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

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difficult than a normal bike. How about that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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riders are getting their medals. Covered in mud with incredible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Phoebe. Thanks to Phoebe and congratulations, Gavin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:27:09.:27:14.

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

:27:15.:27:19.

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

:27:20.:27:25.

people are supporting through the jerseys they are wearing. Millions

:27:26.:27:28.

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

:27:29.:27:33.

support charities by riding the sporty and ride London has raised

:27:34.:27:38.

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

:27:39.:27:48.

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

:27:49.:27:52.

up after arson Angus was Billy McClure died with acute myeloid

:27:53.:27:58.

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

:27:59.:28:03.

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

:28:04.:28:07.

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

:28:08.:28:13.

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

:28:14.:28:16.

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

:28:17.:28:20.

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

:28:21.:28:25.

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

:28:26.:28:30.

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

:28:31.:28:38.

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

:28:39.:28:42.

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

:28:43.:28:45.

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

:28:46.:28:50.

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

:28:51.:28:58.

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

:28:59.:29:08.

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

:29:09.:29:17.

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

:29:18.:29:22.

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

:29:23.:29:26.

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

:29:27.:29:33.

really is a whole group who have got together.

:29:34.:29:42.

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

:29:43.:29:47.

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

:29:48.:29:51.

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

:29:52.:29:56.

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

:29:57.:30:02.

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

:30:03.:30:07.

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

:30:08.:30:14.

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

:30:15.:30:21.

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

:30:22.:30:25.

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

:30:26.:30:33.

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

:30:34.:30:37.

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

:30:38.:30:41.

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

:30:42.:30:47.

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

:30:48.:30:57.

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

:30:58.:31:03.

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

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

:31:16.:31:22.

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

:31:23.:31:27.

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

:31:28.:31:32.

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

:31:33.:31:41.

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

:31:42.:31:48.

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

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

:31:54.:31:57.

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

:31:58.:32:05.

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

:32:06.:32:10.

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

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

:32:15.:32:16.

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

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

:32:32.:32:35.

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

:32:36.:32:39.

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

:32:40.:32:42.

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

:32:43.:32:47.

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

:32:48.:32:51.

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

:32:52.:32:56.

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

:32:57.:33:00.

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

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

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

:33:10.:33:13.

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

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

:33:19.:33:25.

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

:33:26.:33:29.

disease but haven't got the treatment, particularly for

:33:30.:33:31.

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

:33:32.:33:36.

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

:33:37.:33:40.

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

:33:41.:33:43.

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

:33:44.:33:47.

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

:33:48.:33:58.

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

:33:59.:34:01.

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

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

:34:04.:34:06.

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

:34:07.:34:12.

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

:34:13.:34:16.

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

:34:17.:34:20.

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

:34:21.:34:26.

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

:34:27.:34:33.

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

:34:34.:34:37.

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

:34:38.:34:42.

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

:34:43.:34:46.

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

:34:47.:34:50.

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

:34:51.:34:55.

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

:34:56.:35:02.

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

:35:03.:35:03.

guys. There they are, resplendent in their

:35:04.:35:12.

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

:35:13.:35:17.

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

:35:18.:35:21.

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

:35:22.:35:25.

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

:35:26.:35:30.

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

:35:31.:35:34.

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

:35:35.:35:39.

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

:35:40.:35:43.

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

:35:44.:35:44.

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

:35:45.:35:54.

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

:35:55.:35:57.

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

:35:58.:36:02.

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

:36:03.:36:07.

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

:36:08.:36:13.

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

:36:14.:36:18.

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

:36:19.:36:21.

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

:36:22.:36:28.

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

:36:29.:36:32.

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

:36:33.:36:38.

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

:36:39.:36:46.

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

:36:47.:36:50.

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

:36:51.:36:54.

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

:36:55.:37:00.

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

:37:01.:37:04.

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

:37:05.:37:08.

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

:37:09.:37:13.

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

:37:14.:37:18.

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

:37:19.:37:28.

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

:37:29.:37:33.

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

:37:34.:37:36.

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

:37:37.:37:43.

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

:37:44.:37:45.

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

:37:46.:38:03.

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

:38:04.:38:11.

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

:38:12.:38:16.

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

:38:17.:38:18.

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

:38:19.:38:21.

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

:38:22.:38:33.

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

:38:34.:38:45.

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

:38:46.:38:56.

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

:38:57.:39:07.

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

:39:08.:39:14.

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

:39:15.:39:16.

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

:39:17.:39:36.

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

:39:37.:39:42.

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

:39:43.:39:45.

three. Caroline Buchanan chasing down.

:39:46.:39:58.

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

:39:59.:40:03.

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

:40:04.:40:07.

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

:40:08.:40:14.

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

:40:15.:40:29.

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

:40:30.:40:39.

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

:40:40.:40:47.

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

:40:48.:40:57.

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

:40:58.:41:02.

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

:41:03.:41:14.

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

:41:15.:41:28.

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

:41:29.:41:32.

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

:41:33.:41:37.

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

:41:38.:41:43.

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

:41:44.:41:47.

you get from retirement from professional cycling you get a

:41:48.:41:52.

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

:41:53.:41:56.

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

:41:57.:42:00.

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

:42:01.:42:04.

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

:42:05.:42:10.

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

:42:11.:42:13.

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

:42:14.:42:20.

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

:42:21.:42:23.

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

:42:24.:42:29.

people were doing it for the enjoyment and to have conversations

:42:30.:42:33.

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

:42:34.:42:36.

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

:42:37.:42:41.

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

:42:42.:42:44.

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

:42:45.:42:50.

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

:42:51.:42:54.

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

:42:55.:43:00.

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

:43:01.:43:04.

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

:43:05.:43:10.

London helping a number of people including underprivileged youngsters

:43:11.:43:14.

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

:43:15.:43:15.

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

:43:16.:43:39.

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

:43:40.:43:55.

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

:43:56.:43:58.

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

:43:59.:44:03.

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

:44:04.:44:09.

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

:44:10.:44:13.

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

:44:14.:44:19.

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

:44:20.:44:23.

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

:44:24.:44:29.

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

:44:30.:44:34.

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

:44:35.:44:38.

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

:44:39.:44:43.

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

:44:44.:44:45.

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

:44:46.:44:50.

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

:44:51.:44:53.

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

:44:54.:44:59.

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

:45:00.:45:05.

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

:45:06.:45:10.

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

:45:11.:45:15.

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

:45:16.:45:22.

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

:45:23.:45:29.

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

:45:30.:45:38.

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

:45:39.:45:47.

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

:45:48.:45:52.

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

:45:53.:45:56.

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

:45:57.:46:06.

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

:46:07.:46:10.

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

:46:11.:46:18.

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

:46:19.:46:27.

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

:46:28.:46:35.

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

:46:36.:46:40.

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

:46:41.:46:45.

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

:46:46.:46:53.

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

:46:54.:46:59.

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

:47:00.:47:06.

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

:47:07.:47:12.

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

:47:13.:47:17.

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

:47:18.:47:22.

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

:47:23.:47:29.

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

:47:30.:47:32.

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

:47:33.:47:38.

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

:47:39.:47:43.

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

:47:44.:47:49.

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

:47:50.:47:55.

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

:47:56.:48:00.

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

:48:01.:48:05.

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

:48:06.:48:10.

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

:48:11.:48:15.

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

:48:16.:48:20.

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

:48:21.:48:24.

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

:48:25.:48:29.

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

:48:30.:48:33.

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

:48:34.:48:39.

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

:48:40.:48:45.

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

:48:46.:48:55.

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

:48:56.:48:59.

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

:49:00.:49:07.

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

:49:08.:49:12.

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

:49:13.:49:17.

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

:49:18.:49:21.

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

:49:22.:49:29.

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

:49:30.:49:31.

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

:49:32.:49:38.

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

:49:39.:49:43.

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

:49:44.:49:47.

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

:49:48.:49:52.

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

:49:53.:49:57.

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

:49:58.:50:00.

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

:50:01.:50:07.

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

:50:08.:50:14.

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

:50:15.:50:19.

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

:50:20.:50:24.

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

:50:25.:50:30.

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

:50:31.:50:41.

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

:50:42.:50:45.

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

:50:46.:50:55.

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

:50:56.:51:05.

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

:51:06.:51:11.

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

:51:12.:51:17.

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

:51:18.:51:35.

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

:51:36.:51:42.

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

:51:43.:51:49.

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

:51:50.:51:55.

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

:51:56.:52:01.

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

:52:02.:52:04.

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

:52:05.:52:16.

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

:52:17.:52:28.

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

:52:29.:52:35.

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

:52:36.:52:41.

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

:52:42.:52:46.

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

:52:47.:52:52.

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

:52:53.:52:59.

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

:53:00.:53:04.

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

:53:05.:53:11.

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

:53:12.:53:18.

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

:53:19.:53:22.

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

:53:23.:53:33.

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

:53:34.:53:37.

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

:53:38.:53:44.

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

:53:45.:53:50.

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

:53:51.:53:56.

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

:53:57.:54:01.

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

:54:02.:54:04.

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

:54:05.:54:16.

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

:54:17.:54:19.

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

:54:20.:54:23.

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

:54:24.:54:32.

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

:54:33.:54:37.

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

:54:38.:54:43.

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

:54:44.:54:49.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:57:43.:57:46.

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

:57:47.:57:50.

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

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

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

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

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

:58:13.:58:16.

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

:58:17.:58:22.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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