Entry for next year's RideLondon-Essex 100 will open on Wednesday 28 September, organisers have confirmed.
The first 10,000 places for the 2023 edition of the UK's biggest sportive will go on general sale, with remaining entries allocated via a ballot.
For a second successive year, the iconic 100-mile challenge will start and finish in central London and include a loop of Essex, offering people a unique chance to cycle on 100 miles of traffic-free roads.
The first 10,000 places in the RideLondon-Essex 100 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once these entries are sold out, the remaining places will be available via a ballot, which will close at 17:00 on Friday 28 October 2022. Entry is priced £99.
More than 20,000 people took part in this year's inaugural RideLondon-Essex, raising millions of pounds for chairity. Alzheimer's Society has been appointed the official Charity of the Year for the 2023 event.
As for the route, we may see a few changes for 2023. "The full route for the 2023 event is still being finalised and will be announced in due course," say organisers.
RideLondon is billed as "the world's greatest festival of cycling" and was established by the Mayor of London in 2013 as an Olympic legacy event from the 2012 London Games.
The new partnership between RideLondon and Essex County Council was launched in 2022. The first year of the new-look event included a new three-day UCI Women's WorldTour road race and four mass participation rides: RideLondon FreeCycle and the RideLondon-Essex 100, 60 and 30-mile events.
For more details and to enter, visit the event website at www.ridelondon.co.uk.