Frequently Asked Questions

We hope we can answer any other questions you have here, however if you want to talk through anything else about Dulux London Revolution we are always on the end of the phone

GENERAL

What date is the event taking place?
  • Dulux London Revolution 2019 is taking place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May.
What are the start/ basecamp/ finish addresses?
As Dulux London Revolution is a loop around London the start and finish addresses are the same.

  • Start & Finish Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London, N9 0AR
  • Basecamp: Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor, SL4 5EZ

ENTRY

Is there an age limit?

Riders must be aged 16 years or above on the 11th May 2019 to be allowed to enter. Riders under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for insurance reasons.

Can teams enter?

We welcome teams on the event! Please see below for more info.

Teams of friends:  As we need all medical and dietary info from each participant we need each individual to register individually. There will be a section on the registration form that allows you to write in your team name, so that we can link you with your other team mates. This is important so that we know to put you in the same camping zone for the event.

Corporate teams: If you are interested in entering a corporate team, please contact us at info@london-revolution.com. We can invoice your company for the places to the individuals don’t have to pay on registration when signing up. We will also let you know how we can support your pre-event experience on elements such as kit design and training days.

How do I pay?
You must pay the full amount for a place upon signing up to the ride. To do this now, please visit the Enter Now page. This can be done by paying by debit card or credit card on the online system.
Can I change my package?

Yes, you can transfer to another package.

This must take place before midday on Friday 3rd May 2019. Please refer to the Rules and Regulations for further details.

KIT & EQUIPMENT

What bike do I need?
You don’t need to have the latest carbon fibre racing bike to complete the Dulux London Revolution. However, you do want one which is comfortable, safe and light enough that you can cover the distance efficiently. Please find below a list of our permitted and not permitted bikes.

PERMITTED

  • Road Bike (recommended)
  • Hybrid & Cyclocross (recommended)
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Single Speed
    • Single speeds with a fixed or freewheel are permitted as long as they have two handlebar-operated brakes – one front and one rear.
  • Folding Bike
  • Cruiser Bike
  • Tricycles
  • Handcycles & recumbents
    • As this is an open road event please ensure that you are visible by displaying a safety flag
  • Tandems
    • Please note you will need two entries, one per person
  • Electric bicycles
    • You must be familiar with your bike’s battery range, and carry a charged spare battery with you
    • There won’t be any charging stations at pit-stops, only at the base camp
    • Mechanics will not be carrying any spare batteries
    • You must ensure your bike is legal and road-worthy. Please see government guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules  

NOT PERMITTED

  • Fixed wheel with no brakes and/or only a front brake
  • Any bicycle with only one brake
  • Unicycles
  • Penny Farthings
  • Quadcycles
  • BMX
  • Towed trailers
  • Child carriers
  • Tag-a-long trailers bicycles
  • Trailer bicycles
  • Cargo bicycles
  • Specialist time-trial bicycles
  • Stride driven or stand up machines such as elliptical cycles
  • Any bicycle without 360° rider visibility
  • Unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars)
  • Handlebars without bar-end plugs

 

Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. Safety out on the road is paramount to us so we cannot allow you to ride without one.
What kit should I wear?
At the very least we recommend some decent padded cycling shorts, which you can get from any good bicycle shop. If the weather turns, which we all know is a possibility in English weather, you will want to be able to layer up. We’ll be sending out a full kit list prior to the event but as a summary you should have the following:

 

  • Helmet (No helmet, no ride)
  • Cycle shorts
  • Cycling shoes or trainers
  • Short or long sleeve sports top
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Cycle gloves

ON THE DAY

What are the start times?
SATURDAY

  • We will be operating a staggered start system, whereby you will be allocated a time slot between 6.00am – 8.15am at Lee Valley
  • The Ultra will have the earliest start times between 6.00am – 6.30am. 
  • Please make sure you arrive in plenty of time (around 30 minutes) to get yourself ready before setting off.

SUNDAY

  • You will be able to set off in your own time between 7.30am – 9.00am.
Is parking available?
START

  • Parking will be available at the race start in Lee Valley. This MUST be pre-booked and all permits visible on the dashboard on the day. Keep an eye on the monthly comms for the link to book this.
  • There is a maximum waiting time of 15 minutes when dropping off.

BASECAMP

  • Parking will be available at the race basecamp in Windsor. This MUST be pre-booked and all permits visible on the dashboard on the day. Keep an eye on the monthly comms for the link to book this.
  • For supporting friends and family visiting for the afternoon, there will be a charge of £5. This must be paid in cash on the day.
How do I transport my bags from the start to the finish?
  • We will transport your bags for you from the start to finish each day. In your registration pack you will be given a luggage label with your rider number on it to attach to any luggage so it is easy to find at the end of the day. You’ll just need to drop bags with us in the morning and they will be there for you to pick them up at the other end.
  • For The ULTRA, We will look after your luggage whilst you complete the 300km. You’ll just need to drop bags with us in the morning and then pick them up at end.

ROUTE

How long do I need to train for?

This is very much dependent on how much cycling you do currently but we will provide you with a 16 week training plan (or a 18-week training plan for The ULTRA) and comprehensive training advice to ensure you are in the best possible shape in May.

Are the roads closed?
No. The route is set along quieter roads so there is less traffic (and they’re more beautiful). You must still cycle sensibly and safely and obey the Highway Code in order to avoid accidents.
How fast do I have to cycle?
  • Each day the route will be open for a 12 hour period each day. Therefore, you need to be able to cycle around 9mph as a minimum. If this sounds like a stretch for you, we recommend following the event training plan provided to you as part of the package.

 

  • For the ULTRA, the route will be open for a 13 hour period each day. Therefore, you need to be able to cycle around 15mph as a minimum. 
Are there pit stops on the route?
  • There are two pit stops per day providing free snacks, hot and cold drinks and facilities. As participants start coming through these can get crowded so we ask that riders don’t meet friends and family at these points.

 

  • For the ULTRA, there are five pit stops throughout the day providing free snacks, hot and cold drinks and facilities. As participants start coming through these can get crowded so we ask that riders don’t meet friends and family at these points.
Will there be mechanical support on the road? Should I bring a puncture repair kit?
We will have mechanics out on the route to help with any significant issues, but we do ask all riders to bring a small toolkit and to be able to fix their own punctures. The kit that we recommend to bring along includes the following:

  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spare inner tube
  • a couple of tyre levers
  • A pump

We strongly recommend learning how to use this equipment prior to the event, there are many online tutorials on this subject to help you along.

Why are we not going up Box Hill?
It is a requirement of the National Trust that all riders be through the busy Box Hill section by 12pm which would not be possible, as Box Hill sits around 60 miles into the route. Don’t worry, if it’s climbs and views that you are looking for, we’ve still got plenty of those for you to tackle.

BASECAMP

What time will I arrive at basecamp?
This depends on how fast you can cycle, however we usually expect riders to be arriving from around 2pm onwards.
Do I need to provide my own tent?
No. We will set up your tent so it will be waiting for you when you arrive at basecamp. We also provide a blow up sleeping mat. You do however need to provide a sleeping bag.
Are friends and family allowed to visit basecamp?
Yes, we encourage it! Spectators are allowed into the festival area at basecamp and there will be bars and concessions where they can buy food and drinks. All non-overnight riders will need to be off the basecamp site by 10.00pm.

IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND

What happens if I want to cancel my place?
We operate a 7-day cooling off period – during the first 7-days after registration your fee if fully-refundable should you change your mind. After this point your entry fee becomes non-refundable under any circumstances. Please refer to the Rules and Regulations for further details.

We do provide some options for you if you cannot attend, and they are listed in the following sections. 

Event deferral

You can defer your entry to 2020*.

This must take place before midday on Friday 12th April 2019 and there is a fee of £20. This must be made payable to the Event Organisers. Please refer to the Rules and Regulations for further details.

*Please note, you may only defer once, so if you have already deferred the previous year, this option no longer applies to you.

Participant Transfer

You can transfer your place to another participant.

This must take place before midday on Friday 3rd May 2019 and there is a fee of £20. This must be made payable to the Event Organisers by the outgoing participant. Please refer to the Rules and Regulations for further details.

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Contact Info

LU.416, The Lightbulb,
1 Filament Walk
Wandsworth, SW18 4GQ
Call us at 0844-888-2360
(09:30-13:30 Mon-Fri)

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