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Registration closed for World Record attempt at Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle

Registration is now closed for the attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest single parade of bikes at the Mayor of London’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle on Saturday 3 August.

A total of 2,860 eager cyclists have registered to take part in the attempt to break the current world record of 916 bikes, which was set in Davis, California (USA) in 2010.

The record attempt will open the action at Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle and full details will be announced shortly.

“It’s fantastic that so many people have got behind this record attempt,” says Event Director Hugh Brasher. “It’s going to be a great way to start an amazing weekend of cycling that’s set to break all sorts of records.”

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle offers the chance for all the family to enjoy an eight-mile traffic-free loop on closed roads through central London passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks.

Everyone is welcome, no matter what their age or ability. Cyclists will be able to cycle the course at any pace and as many times as they like, stopping en route to enjoy a range of bike-based entertainment and activities.

All registrants will receive a free Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle magazine and tabard plus a free goodie bag at the Prudential RideLondon Cycle Show at ExCel from 1-3 August.

The Prudential RideLondon cycling festival was developed by the Mayor of London, London & Partners and Transport for London in partnership with Surrey County Council. It will be the largest mass-participation cycling festival ever held in the UK, with over 70,000 cyclists, including some of the world’s top professionals, taking part across four separate events.

To be held on 3-4 August 2013, the festival is expected to give a major boost to the number of active cyclists in the UK, while attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to London and Surrey.