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Prudential Ride London 2017

Categories: East Sheen News,News

The fifth Prudential Ride London will take place over the weekend of 28-30 July 2017.

There is no other closed-road event like it that combines the fun and accessible element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique.

Taking a cue from the London Marathon, amateur cyclists also participate in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 – a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals and, for the first time in 2016, the event also featured the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 – a 46-mile sportive created specifically for newer and also younger cyclists. Other events include the Brompton World Cycling Championship and more – full details here.

On Sunday 30 July the Classic, RideLondon-Surrey 100 and the London-Surrey 46 will all pass through SW14 and Richmond Park en route to Surrey.

Some roads in SW14 will be closed on Sunday from 5 am, the Park will be closed throughout the day and there will be some temporary parking restrictions introduced. Restrictions will be lifted and roads reopened as soon as it is safe to do so after the events.

Please plan ahead. You can find the full list of roads closed here in a PDF document.

ACCESS TO RICHMOND PARK

For the safety of park users and participants, the following precautions will be in place:

1. Richmond Park will be closed to vehicles all day

2. Cycling will not be possible on the event route

3. Dogs must be kept on leads and horse riding will not be possible

4. Crossing the event route will only be possible at specified points and at limited times, especially when the 24,000 cyclists pass through the park on Sunday morning

5. Expect congestion at pedestrian gates, on the race event route and at key viewing places – please be patient

6. Please be aware that your normal walking route across the park’s grassland may be closed to public access to protect sensitive habitats from crowd pressures

7. Please respect crowd barriers, notices and instructions from the event stewards and please note that camping, barbecues and fires are not permitted in Richmond Park.

 

Author: Jacquie Duncan