Residents encouraged to plan ahead to avoid RideLondon road closures

Residents are strongly encouraged to plan ahead this weekend to avoid any traffic delays caused by the Prudential RideLondon cycling events.

Thousands of amateur cyclists will stream through the borough on Sunday 31 July, later followed by professional riders, with public roads in the borough being closed to traffic to allow them through.

The route for the two events passes along the A4 in Hammersmith on its way out to Surrey and comes back via Putney Bridge and through Kings Road in Fulham before finishing on The Mall. These roads will be closed while the events are in progress, meaning some residents could find themselves temporarily ‘penned-in’.

Around 26,000 amateur riders will set off in groups, beginning in the early hours of Sunday on the RideLondon-Surrey 100 event. The 100-mile sportive largely replicates the route of the 2012 Olympic cycling road race.

The same afternoon, professional riders will follow a slightly longer route in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, a competitive road race.

Those taking part include Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates, German sprinter Andrei Greipel  who won the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last Sunday and Adam Yates, who won the Tour de France’s ‘white jersey’ for best young rider.

For more information on traffic, travel and road closures, visit the dedicate RideLondon page on Transport for London’s website.