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Plan your journey this weekend as RideLondon returns

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, will take place this Sunday (29 July). 

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, involves amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, involves some of the top international professional cyclists. Also back this year is the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 46 which will see 3000 amateur cyclists take on a 46-mile cycle. All three of these cycling events will see cyclists pass through the area throughout the day.

The events are part of The RideLondon festival of cycling, which starts on the 28th July. The weekend of cycling aims to give a major boost to the number of active cyclists in the UK, while attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to London and Surrey. 

This Sunday will see bridge and road closures throughout the Capital including in Richmond Park, Hampton Court Road, parts of the A316 and the Upper Richmond Road. 

All of these roads form part of the outbound route for the cyclists taking part in the events, which start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and runs through London, Richmond upon Thames and Surrey before returning to the capital to finish along The Mall.

For more details of the road closures, go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/ride_london. For information about the events themselves, and how to watch them, visit the Prudential RideLondon website.

The council’s Corporate Performance and Programmes Officer, Joe Fisher is taking part in RideLondon to raise money for the Mayor of Richmond’s charities. If you would like to help Joe raise money, visit Just Giving

 

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team for a few years now. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.