There will be major road closures across London and Surrey on Sunday 31 July for the annual Prudential RideLondon event.
About 26,000 cyclists, both amateur and professional, will be riding. While the event is a great spectacle and an exciting challenge to those taking part, many of whom are riding to raise money for good causes, it does cause significant disruption to roads and public transport.
Residents, community groups and businesses planning any activities on Sunday 31 July need to be aware of the event and plan ahead to minimise any inconvenience.
The route in the borough is:
Cromwell Road (A4)
Given the scale of the event, other local roads will be affected and have restricted access.
Road closure and reopening times:
Knightsbridge, Brompton Road and Cromwell Road (A4) will close at 5am and are expected to reopen at 2.30pm.
King’s Road, Ashburnham Road, Cremorne Road, Cheyne Walk and Chelsea Embankment will close at 7.30am and are expected to reopen at 7.30pm.
The A4 eastbound between Hogarth Roundabout and Warwick Road at Earls Court will remain open throughout the day.
A number of bridges in central London will be closed until the evening of Sunday 31 July. Hammersmith Bridge and Kew Bridge will be open but are expected to be busy. Locally, Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Bridge will be closed from 9.15am to 6.45pm and Albert Bridge will be closed from 7.30am to 7.30pm.
Anyone who usually parks on a road used by the event should move their vehicle the night before. Vehicles cannot be parked on the route from 11pm on Saturday 30 July. Vehicles parked on the route, or parked in a suspended bay will be removed.
For more information about road closures go to www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/info-hub/road-closures/.
Details of the road closures and reopening times will be shown on an interactive map at www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/info-hub/journey-planner/
Stewards will be positioned along the route to provide assistance. There will be supervised pedestrian crossing points along the route. Where usual pedestrian crossing points are suspended an alternative place to cross will be signposted.
Anyone planning special events such as weddings or making a journey out to an airport is advised to plan ahead. The event organisers have a helpdesk which can be contacted on 0345 894 9773 or you can email email@example.com
Further information will be found during the build-up to the event on the organiser’s website www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
Transport for London will have details of road closures and any alterations to public transport routes and timetables on its website when confirmed www.tfl.gov.uk