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Residents advised to make plans ahead of cycling event road closures

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

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.

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

For any other questions, visit the Prudential RideLondon FAQs section.