What is Prudential RideLondon?
Prudential Ride London is a festival of cycling developed by the Mayor of London, London & Partners and Transport for London in partnership with Surrey County Council. The event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership.
What is happening?
On Sunday 10 August 24,000 amateur cyclists will tackle the Prudential RideLondon-surrey 100, a 100-mile challenge ride on closed roads through London and Surrey. Later that day 150 of the world’s best professional male riders will race against each other in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.
Both events start at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park travelling out from the capital via Kensington and Chelsea.
On Sunday 10 August there will be an impact on traffic in large parts of London and across Surrey. Roads used by the event will be closed so you will have to plan any journeys that day in advance.
Amateur cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will be cycling through west London on their outward route from Hyde Park Corner to Chiswick Bridge, between 6.30am and 10am.
On their return journey towards the finish on The Mall, they will cross Putney Bridge and travel along Chelsea Embankment between 10am and 4.30pm.
The professional cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will reach West London at 1.35pm on their way to Surrey. Later in the day they will return towards the finish crossing Putney Bridge and head along Chelsea Embankment from 5pm.
All timings are approximate.
Roads along the route will be closed from 5am on Sunday 10 August and will not fully reopen until the early evening.
In the borough Knightsbridge, Brompton Road and the Cromwell Road will close at 5am and are not expected to open until 3pm.
King’s Road, Cheyne Walk and Chelsea Embankment are expected to close at 7.30am and will remain closed until approximately 7pm.
Routes for the cycling events must be secured and made clear of vehicles.
If you usually park on a road used for the event, please move your vehicle the night before. Vehicles cannot park on the event route from midnight on Sunday 10 August. Any vehicle left on the route or parked in a suspended parking bay will be removed from the route.
On the day
There will be stewards and volunteers positioned along the route. If you require assistance on the day that is not a 999 emergency please ask the event staff on the ground to help you. Alternatively call the event helpdesk 0345 8949773.
Pedestrian crossing points
Pedestrian crossing points located along the event route will be under marshal supervision to help people cross the road. Usual crossings may be suspended, but an alternative will be signposted where it will be easier to cross. Please be patient during the event and listen to instructions given by stewards and marshals.
A number of bridges in Central London will be closed until the evening of Sunday 10 August. Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge will remain open all day but may be busier than usual. Hammersmith Bridge is open but is expected to be very busy.
Please call the helpdesk on 0345 894773 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) if you have a specific access question about a social care or medical visit, a wedding or other planning needs. This number will be operational on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August.
For more information download the 2014 Prudential RideLondon Leaflet [PDF] (file size 2Mb)