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RideLondon returns in August with thousands of cyclists

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,Fitness,Sports,Travel

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, are coming this August – be prepared for road closures and increased traffic.

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 3rd August 2019. 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.

Sunday 4 August 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.

Due to the closure of Hammersmith Bridge, this year’s RideLondon event will have more impact on the local area than in previous years. Residents are encouraged to plan early this year, making sure they are well aware of the road closures and plan their day accordingly.  There will also be significant delays to all road journeys.

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.

For specific information regarding the event, please call the Ride London Customer Services team on 0345 894 9773 (Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00) if you have a specific access question or other planning needs. This number will be open 08:00-17:00 on Saturday 3 August and 05:00-19:00 on Sunday 4 August.

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.