Riders at the ready this Sunday

Release Date: 27 July 2017

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through Richmond upon Thames and Surrey, will take place on Sunday 30 July.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 has grown to have 27,500 amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic involves 150 of the top international professional cyclists. New 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 Friday 28 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.

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, says:

“Prudential RideLondon is back again and with an additional event it is shaping up to be a great weekend. I do advise residents to be prepared and plan your journey on the Sunday. If you have any queries on the day you can always tweet @LBRuT who will try to help you.”

For more details of the road closures, visit our Ride London page. For information about the events themselves, and how to watch them, visit the Prudential RideLondon website.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P353/17

Updated: 31 July 2017