Prudential RideLondon

Prudential RideLondon Essentials

Setting out on a long-ride — whether it’s just for training or taking on a sportive challenge in earnest — requires a little bit of preparation and planning. Of course, there are things like checking your bike is in top condition and your tyres are pumped to the correct pressure. There’s also the need to make sure your body can cope with the demands, so build up your training distances gradually, then eat and sleep well the night before a big event. Finally, there’s the decision of what essential kit you need to carry in your jersey pockets. So here’s our guide for those long-ride requisites.…

Celebrating after you’ve completed Prudential RideLondon

We can all be guilty of finishing a big sportive and beating ourselves up for not having gone faster or training harder. But whether we met our expectations or not, it is important to stop, reflect and celebrate all that we did achieve.…

Prudential RideLondon announces new 19 mile event

If you’ve never taken part in an organised bike ride before, then a new event launched recently by our friends at Prudential RideLondon could be the perfect way to try your first mass-participation ride.…

Perfect sportive kits for all types of rider

Part of the fun in being a specialist retailer is helping our customers to pick the right kit for their circumstances. And there are no more important specific moments when kit choice is crucial than challenge rides or sportives. So we’ve used all our experience to pull together three perfect sportive packages for both male and female riders — from sportive newbies, to regular sportivistes, to time-chasing experts.…

Join us at our Prudential Ride London Training Ride Sportive

On Sunday 20th May the Evans Cycles RIDE IT team will be hosting a 50 mile Prudential Ride London Training Ride Sportive from our Head Office near Gatwick. It will be the perfect way to help with your training for this summer’s Prudential Ride London 100, meet other riders taking part in the event and get a chance to have a practice run up Leith Hill, the toughest climb you’ll face on the Ride London route.…

Training Plan from Nutrition Experts and Official Event Partners CLIF BAR

As one of Prudential Ride London’s official nutrition partners, CLIF BAR, the California-based company which has pioneered a healthy (and extremely tasty) alternative to traditional energy products from the early 1990s, have put together a detailed 16-week nutrition and training plan specifically for Evans Cycles and the RideLondon-Surrey 100 challenge.…

FROM ZERO TO HERO – Tackle the Prudential RideLondon100 in 100 days

It’s not too late to start your New Year Resolution of riding 100 miles this summer. Just follow our 14-week plan……

Prudential RideLondon Nutrition Tips from CLIF Bar – Part 1

With just 100 days to go until your big ride, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, it's time to look at training and nutrition a little more seriously. So we've asked the experts at CLIF Bar for their top tips on healthy eating and training fuel.…

Spring-summer clothing for transitional weather

At this time of year, one thought is on the minds of British cyclists probably more than any other: what’s the weather going to do today? Whether it’s a Sunday morning blast, or the ride back from work, there’s simply no guarantee you and the elements will be in harmony. Here’s our guide to some simple clothing solutions that will help you deal with rain, wind, frost or — dare we say it? — even unexpected warmth.…

The top-5 garments you need for a sportive

Nobody participating in a sportive needs a massive wardrobe and — as with most cycling activities and hobbies in general — you can make your choice of kit as complicated or as simple as you like. However, there are certain garments no sportive rider should do without. Here we look at the five most crucial items you’ll need for every challenge ride.…