Early entry to LEL 2021 and details of guaranteed places have been announced

From the LEL 2021 team: 
Once again, we're going to be offering early entry to LEL. For just a £100 deposit, your place will be guaranteed. Here's how it will work:

We open for early entries on 30 August. Entry will be by ballot rather than first-come-first-served.
Entry will be open for seven days.
We will select 500 entries and offer those people a guaranteed place.
Those lucky people will have 14 days to get their deposit to us. After that, you'll lose your place.
You'll then have until 30 November 2020 to pay the balance.
If you decide not to ride, you'll have until 31 March 2021 to cancel your place. You'll receive a refund of any entry you've paid, minus £50.

If you already have a guaranteed place there is no need to enter early. You'll have the chance to enter in January 2021. These groups of riders have guaranteed entry;

London Edinburgh London 2017 and Windsor Chester Windsor 2019 volunteers
Audax UK or Audax Ireland members who were members on 12 September 2018, and remain members on 1 January 2021
Anyone who has completed a Les Randonneurs Mondiaux validated event in each of the calendar years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
Anyone who brings a spouse or immediate adult family relative (parent, child, sibling) to volunteer, both at London and another control, for at least three full days.

We haven't confirmed rider numbers or the entry fee yet, but they are highly likely to be similar to 2017