Annual cycling festival comes through town centre
Residents will line the streets again this summer to watch the thousands of cyclists taking part in the fifth Prudential RideLondon cycle ride as it passes through the borough on Sunday July 30.
The cyclists will pass through Putney and over Putney Bridge on the return leg from the Surrey Hills as they head back to the finish line at the Mall via Raynes Park.
The amateur cycle ride will be swiftly followed by the professional men's race on the same day..
The event involves riders taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 – many cycling in aid of charity – as well as an afternoon race for the world's top professional male riders, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic. More than 26,000 cyclists took part in 2016.
Cyclists are expected to begin arriving in Putney at around 11.30am, with the bulk of amateur cyclists coming through between 12.30pm– 2pm.
The professional cyclists will come through between 5.15pm – 5.45pm
As part of the festival, cycling events take place elsewhere in London on July 28 and 29. In all, organisers say the festival will involve more than 100,000 cyclists pedalling more than three million miles!
July 6, 2017