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Live Reporting

Andy Donley and Nathan Salt

All times stated are UK

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  1. RideLondon Classique coming up

    BBC TV coverage of the RideLondon Classique starts at 16:50 BST - you can watch by clicking the icon at the top of this page. The race starts at 17:00.

    BBC Two's coverage then begins at 18:00 BST - you can follow both live streams until 19:00.

  2. Stay with us


    That's your lot from the FreeCycle, but stay tuned for full live coverage of the Classique women's race at 16:50 BST, and then come back for more bicycle-related wittering here from 09:00 tomorrow.

    Thanks very much for joining us, and well done to everyone who got involved in the FreeCycle today.


  3. Are you ready?


    No cheating!

    People are raising money for a lot of good causes tomorrow, it promises to be a special day. 

    Thankfully, we'll be here to keep up with every minute of it once more.

  4. No rest for Froome...


    And is if that isn't enough, a very special guest will be competing in the Classic tomorrow.

    Fans in London and Surrey will catch a glimpse of the three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.

    Just last week Froome claimed his latest Tour title in Paris, but despite also preparing to compete in Rio this summer, RideLondon was an event he was not going to miss!

  5. Sunday's schedule


    Chris Froome

    Sunday promises even more action on the streets of London and we will be here on the live feed from 9:30 BST to bring you all the updates.

    At 13:15 we have the start of the RideLondon-Surrey Classic before the last riders in the 100 event finish on the mall at 17:30.

    Sunday will be concluded when at 18:00 the winner of the Classic is set to come down the Mall - no doubt to an incredible atmosphere! 

  6. Life after FreeCycle


    Dani King
    Image caption: Dani King (left) is among Saturday evening's competitors

    Tonight's Classique event boasts the strongest ever field assembled for a women's one-day race in Great Britain as the world's top 20 teams battle it out through the streets of central London. 

    The new 5.5km circuit takes in many of the capital's most iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Strand and Trafalgar Square before it concludes on the Mall.

    For the first time ever in women's cycling, the prize money on offer is the highest ever for a women's one-day race, matching that of Sunday's men's race.

    Notable competitors include Giorgia Bronzini and Olympic gold medallist Dani King who are both part of British team Wiggle High5. 

    Manon Lloyd, double European junior champion in 2014, is riding for Team GB.

    Coverage starts on BBC Two at 18:00 BST.

  7. 'Different class of commuter'


    If there's ever a sight to cheer the heart in the midst of a dreary commute, it has to be this contraption, doesn't it? Three cheers for the Penny Farthing.

  8. Feeling inspired?


    A steep hill can seem like a daunting task for a budding cyclist, and if you try and go up hell for leather they can be difficult. 

    That's why it's important to take your time, and enjoy the inevitable descent on the other side!

    Watch the video for more tips on how to tackle hills, courtesy of British Cycling, below.

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    Video caption: Strength exercises to aid hill climbing
  9. Get involved


    Cassandra? What a lovely name for a... bike. Does anyone else have a pet name for their favourite cycle? Let us know at #RideLondon.

  10. 'He is a remarkable young man'


    Louise Ride London

    Louise is taking part in her first 100 mile race to raise money for the National Autistic Society after her son Dominic was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged four.  

    "If you had told me 10 years ago that Dom would pass five GSCEs I would have laughed in your face," she said.

    "He is a remarkable young man."

    "The NAS has given us so much help and support over the years, so in my slightly emotional state I signed up for the ride. I might be regretting that now but I am training hard. 

    "There is much hard work ahead but, with the help and support of my family, I am determined to make it on the day!"

    Read more of Louise's story here.

  11. Penny Farthing pursuit


    That bloke looking behind you almost looks a little ominous there, Shaun.

    Also appreciating the sneaky Smiths reference there - good work!

  12. Feeling inspired?


    When you've worked so hard to prepare your body for a cycling event, and you're all set to smash your targets, the last thing you need is to be inhibited by nerves.

    But you don't need to be! Learn to master those pesky butterflies with this British Cycling guide.

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    Video caption: British Cycling shares tips on how to manage nerves while riding
  13. Back to Burton


    One last look back at Andrei Burton, who broke three world records this morning.

    Below is the video of him completing 75 wheelie hops in 30 seconds.

    I couldn't even do one. On two wheels.

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    Video caption: Andrei Burton attempts a world record
  14. It's not all about the cycling...


    We're sure Tam has put a cycling shift in today to deserve that pint!

  15. Not just for laughs


    There's a serious point to today of course. It isn't just about getting people cycling, it's about people being safe as they do so.

  16. Feeling inspired?


    The best way to increase your strength and speed on a bike is to build up your core strength.

    Unsure how to go about that? We've got you covered. Check out British Cycling's top tips below.

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    Video caption: Key strength exercises
  17. Moo!


    If Fiona can explain the significance of this cow, it'd be much appreciated...

  18. Unicycling Facebook live feed


    If you head over to BBC Get Inspired's Facebook page you can see a live feed of British Unicycling.

    I've seen some previews, and they get up to some pretty cool stuff considering they've only got one wheel to work with!

  19. 'A year ago I wasn't sure where I would be'


    Kevin Ride London

    Kevin decided to take up cycling to get fit after being diagnosed with stage three melanoma, a form of skin cancer, in 2015.  

    "I've really got the bug for cycling," he said.

    "I wanted to show my appreciation to all the wonderful staff at the Royal Marsden who I believe not only saved my life but helped me to improve my life more than I could have ever expected.  

    "I am very proud to be able to ride as a year ago I wasn't sure where I would be."

    Read more of Kevin's story here.

  20. Andrei Burton: Breaker of records


    We told you earlier about Andrei Burton, who broke three world records this morning before most of you had finished your Cocoa Puffs. 

    We can now show you how he went about breaking said records.

    Below he completes the highest drop onto a target, 3.34m.

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    Video caption: Andrei Burton world record attempt for the longest drop on a bicycle

    And here he is with the highest side hop of all time - 1.575m. Impressive stuff.

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    Video caption: Andrei Burton tries to break the world record for the highest side hop.