The annual world class cycling festival is taking place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2019. Now in its seventh year and involving over 100,000 participants, the event has raised more than £66million since 2013.
This is a high impact event.
Freecycle and Women’s Classique – Saturday 3 August
From 6am – phased closures
6pm – roads re-opening
Royal Parks roads will be closed from Friday morning to facilitate the building of bridges at Constitution Hill and Horse Guards Road. All Royal Parks roads will be open by 6am on Monday 30 July.
Freecycle event times: 9am to 4pm
This is a family friendly ride for cyclists of all ages. The seven mile traffic free route around Westminster and the City of London is open to all. Six festival sites hosting additional ‘cycling based’ activities are also located around the route. Westminster will host a festival site in Green Park, Lincoln Inns Field, Temple and at the Aldwych.
Roads affected include: Duncannon Street > Strand > Waterloo Bridge > Aldwych (west side) > Lincoln’s Inn Fields > (City of London) > Victoria Embankment > Northumberland Ave > Great Scotland Yard > Whitehall > Parliament Square > Great George Street > Birdcage Walk > Constitution Hill > The Mall
Women’s Classique event times: 5pm to 6:45pm
The UCI World Tour event will again take place involving 96 rider of the world’s best female professionals. The event will take place fully within the Royal Park and will include 20 laps of the 3.4 km route.
Roads affected include: The Mall > Constitutional Hill > Spur Rd > Birdcage Walk > Horse Guards Rd
100, 46, 19 and Men’s Classic – Sunday 4 August
Outbound route road closures:
4am – 11:30am: Victoria Embankment
4am – 12pm: Northumberland Avenue to Cockspur Street
5am – 12pm: Pall Mall to Piccadilly
5am – 12:15pm: Hyde Park Corner/Underpass
Inbound route road closures:
7:30am – 8pm: Grosvenor Road to Whitehall
RideLondon-Surrey ‘100, 46 and 19’ Ride event times: 6am – 4:30pm
A 100 mile (and a shorter 46 and new 19 mile route) challenge involving 30,000+ cyclists. All riders for the 100 and 46 will start at Olympic Park and travel through Westminster as they proceed to Surrey before returning then via Chelsea Embankment and Whitehall to finish on Mall. The 19 mile rider will start at Sandown Park in Surrey and follow the same route into London.
Roads affected include:
Outgoing: Victoria Embankment > Northumberland Ave >Cockspur Street > Pall Mall > St James Street > Piccadilly > Hyde Park Corner Underpass > Knightsbridge
Incoming: Chelsea Embankment > Grosvenor Road > Millbank > Parliament Square > Great George Street > Horse Guards Road > The Mall
London – Surrey Men’s Classic Race event times: 2:10pm – 6:20pm
An elite men’s race with a record 20 teams (150+ riders will start at the new location, Bushy Park and will then follow the ‘100’ route). This will enable the roads from Hyde Park Corner to Bushy Park to open two hours earlier than in previous years. On entry into the Royal Parks, the Classic race will proceed along Birdcage Walk and into Spur Road finishing on The Mall from Buckingham Palace.
Click here to view the FreeCycle route map.
Click here to view a map of road closures for Sunday.
Click here to visit the official Prudential website.
Click here to view a travel update from Transport for London.