This is the annual world-class cycling festival, now in its sixth year and involving over 100,000 participants.

This is a High Impact event.

Westminster roads will host the weekend’s event with a large cycling festival being hosted in Green Park. The Mall will provide the finish for both elite races and the mass participation ride on Sunday.

The route for the Women’s Classique on Saturday evening has been revised for the year to include the Royal Parks and Whitehall only and not Strand as in previous years.

The Freecycle route has also been slightly amended to use Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall Place.

An additional 19 mile ride has been added to the Sunday programme.

Please see route map of the central London Prudential Ride London and Surrey 100/46/19.

Please see full route map of the Women’s Classic event time here.

Please see full route map of the Free Cycle event here.

Key Timings:
6:00am – 7:30pm – Phased road closures (see below)
9:00am – 4:00pm – Freecycle
5:00pm – 6:45pm – Women’s Classique

4:00am – 8:00pm – Phased road closures (see below)
6:00am – 4:30pm – 100, 46 and 19 routes
1:40pm – 6:20pm – Men’s Classic

Further operational details:
RideLondon is a 2012 legacy event and involves 100,000+ cyclists participating in events on traffic-free roads in London and Surrey across the weekend. Full information on the event can be found here.

Saturday 28 July – Freecycle and Women’s Classique

Road closures:
6:00am or 7:00am – Phased closures
6:00pm or 7:30pm – Phased re-opening
* The Mall, Horse Guards Rd, Birdcage Walk and Spur Road will be closed from 7:00am on Friday 27 July to 6:00am on Monday 30 July.

Freecycle event times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
This is a family friendly ride for cyclists of all ages. The eight-mile traffic free route around Westminster and the City of London is open to all. Seven festival sites hosting additional ‘cycling based’ activities are also located around the route. Westminster will host a festival site in Green Park and the Aldwych. Full information on the event can be found here.

Roads affected include:
Duncannon Street > Strand > Waterloo Bridge > Aldwych (west side) > Lincoln’s Inn Fields >
(City of London) > Victoria Embankment > Northumberland Ave > Whitehall Place > Whitehall > The Mall > Royal Parks

Women’s Classique event times: 5:00pm – 6:45pm
The UCI World Tour event will again take place involving approximately 100 of the world’s best female professionals in a new ‘lap’ race route which will not include Strand.

Roads affected include:
The Mall > Constitutional Hill > Spur Rd > Birdcage Walk > Horse Guards Rd > The Mall > Whitehall

Sunday 29 July – 100, 46, 19 and Men’s Classic

Road closures Outbound route:
4:00am – 11:30am – Victoria Embankment
4:00am – 12:00pm – Northumberland Ave to Cockspur Street
5:00am – 12:00pm – Pall Mall to Piccadilly
5:00am – 2:45pm – Hyde Park Corner / Underpass

Inbound route:
7:30am – 8:00pm – Grosvenor Road to Whitehall
* The Mall, Horse Guards Rd, Birdcage Walk and Spur Rd will be closed from 7:00am on Friday 27 July to 6:00am on Monday 30 July.

Ride London Surrey ‘100, 46 and 19’ Ride event times: 6:00am – 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 ride will start at Sandown Park in Surrey and follow the same route into London.

Roads affected include:
Victoria Embankment > Northumberland Ave >Cockspur Street > Pall Mall > St James Street > Piccadilly > Hyde Park Corner Underpass > Knightsbridge

Chelsea Embankment > Grosvenor Road > Millbank > Whitehall > The Mall
Please see full route map attached

London – Surrey Men’s Classic Race event times: 1:40pm – 6:20pm
An elite men’s race with a record 16 teams – 150+ riders will start at Horse Guards parade and will then follow the ‘100’ route from Hyde Park Corner. The men’s route will be ‘Police escorted’ to Hyde Park corner (traffic will be controlled by short holds), before entering the road closures already in place back to the Mall.

Route to Hyde Park Corner:
Horse Guards Parade > Birdcage Walk > Buckingham Gate > Grosvenor Place > Knightsbridge
A road closure document with timings can be accessed online here (central). Please note the revised Classique route is not included in this document.

Imperial College / Princes Gardens
Elite athletes / teams will again be staying at Imperial College. A section of Princes Gardens (between Ennismore Gardens Mews and Ennismore Gardens) will be closed from Friday lunchtime to Sunday lunchtime to facilitate team vehicle parking. A separate TTO has been written to cover this closure along with parking bay suspensions. Security will remain on site 24/7 and residents and businesses have been consulted / informed via the organiser and the College.

The BBC will run a ‘human interest’ programme in the run-up to the event and will broadcast live the Women’s Classique on Saturday evening, an hour’s programme on Sunday morning and three hours of live coverage of the men’s Classic race on Sunday afternoon. A camera platform will be set up on King Charles Island to film the Classique for the BBC.

Additional Information

  • Sections of the route within Westminster will be barriered and crossing points will be maintained by stewards on both event days
  • SFM will be the stewarding company responsible in the Westminster area
  • Crowds are expected to line the route to see the races finish in The Mall
  • Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout the day with full plans being shared with all blue light services and private companies
  • Local access will be maintained and communications have been distributed to residents and businesses within the event footprint.
  • Event helpdesk – 0345 894 9773