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RideLondon "one of greatest cycling events of the world"

"I want to thank the organisers and the wonderful crowd who made all the difference as we cycled by, helping to spur me on to finish the gruelling 100 miles in a respectable eight hours.

"Huge congratulations to everyone who took part

"RideLondon is now firmly on the map as one of the greatest cycling events in the world."

Mr Johnson, who battled with a puncture to complete the challenge in just over eight hours, was taking part in one of a number of events this weekend in what was billed as the UK's largest festival of cycling.

Mr Johnson said: "This is a great day for cycling, and for this city.

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Boris flies the flag as cyclists race across London

London mayor Boris Johnson was among thousands taking part. Credit: @RideLondon

Cyclists have begun racing across the capital as part of the Prudential RideLondon weekend, in one four separate events designed to appeal to riders of all ages and abilities.

Around 50,000 people are taking part in a mass event that saw many of the capital's roads closed to traffic yesterday.

London mayor Boris Johnson was among thousands of others taking part in a 100-mile road race today.

Rowsell "gutted" to be missing RideLondon

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Rowsell injured in RideLondon

File photo of Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Joanna Rowsell Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Joanna Rowsell said she was "gutted" today after breaking her collar bone during a race as part of RideLondon, the UK's largest festival of cycling.

Rowsell, who won gold in the team pursuit during last year's Games, was competing in the women's criterium race in and around St James's Park last night when she was involved in a pile-up in the final stages of the event.

The Prudential RideLondon weekend features four separate events with around 50,000 people taking part in a mass participation event that saw many of the capital's roads closed to traffic yesterday, and London mayor Boris Johnson among thousands of others taking part in a 100-mile road race today.

Olympic rowing champion among RideLondon cyclists

RideLondon 100 gets underway

Today more than 50,000 competitors will take part in a 100-mile road race on a route that starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, scene of last year's Games, before taking them into the Surrey countryside.

Rugby World Cup winner Matt Dawson, two-time Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell, former Olympic champion sprint hurdler Sally Gunnell and actor Gary Kemp are among the famous faces taking part.

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