Residents are being reminded to plan ahead to avoid any traffic delays caused by the Prudential RideLondon cycling events later this weekend.
Once again public roads in the borough will be closed to allow tens of thousands of amateur cyclists to pass through on Sunday 30 July, with a race for professional riders following shortly after.
The outbound route for the events passes along the A4 in Hammersmith as it heads to Surrey, before returning across Putney Bridge and along Kings Road in Fulham before finishing on The Mall in central London. These roads will be closed while the events are in progress, meaning some residents could find themselves unable to leave or return to their homes.
Around 25,000 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 and has been held each year since 2012.
The RideLondon-Surrey 100 is the largest annual cycling fundraising event on the planet – riders have raised £17 million for good causes since the event began in 2013.
Following the amateur event, professional riders will follow a slightly longer route in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, a competitive road race that will also leave and return to the city via H&F.
Those taking part include Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet, with his team BMC and sprinter Edvald Boassen Hagen from Team Dimension Data.
Guided rides for ‘FreeCycle’ event
Residents taking part in the RideLondon FreeCycle event can take advantage of a guided ride to the event that will depart from the Dunsany Road junction of Brook Green, Hammersmith, at 10.30am.
The FreeCycle offers a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London.
To sign up for the FreeCycle, or find out more information, visit the event website.
The guided rides to and from the event are organised by the London Cycling Campaign to encourage more people to take part, by reducing the intimidation of riding on the city’s roads for families or less confident riders.
A led ride leaves to return to the borough at 3pm.
For more information on traffic, travel and road closures, visit the dedicated RideLondon page on Transport for London’s website.