After nine months of planning, we are finally stood on the start-line of the London Revolution. The first riders have arrived and registration is in full-swing.
Peruvian Wharf looked fairly bleak this morning at 0530 when the crew arrived but now, with the flags flying and hundreds of excited riders making their last minute preparations, the place has been transformed.
Happily our mechanical support partner, BikeWorks, have reported relatively few customers so far but stand ready to assist with any “last minute” issues with people’s bikes.
The snack wagons are doing a roaring trade with Claud the Butler’s cappuccino and banana cake proving ever popular.
The latest weather reports are reasonably promising for today with light winds, no rain and maybe even a little sun for the afternoon as our riders make their way to our overnight camp at Windsor race-course. Note that I haven’t commented on tomorrow’s weather which I’m afraid may be a little “changeable”.
With 20 minutes to go until the first riders roll over the line, everyone is heeding the advice of our sports nutrition partners, Science in Sport, and filling their bottles with GO Energy drink and stuffing jersey pockets with energy gels.
As usual the smiling faces of the Threshold crew on registration are making light work of booking the riders in, welcoming them to the event and calming last minute nerves.
We will be blogging all day today and tomorrow so keep checking back. Remember you can also follow us on Twitter @RevolutionRides – use the hash tag #LR2012 if you want to join the conversation. We will also be posting photos on Flickr once we can get a decent Internet connection.