Over 26,000 Cyclists To Race Through Wandsworth

Prudential RideLondon returns on weekend of July 30-31

2015 Prudential RideLondon cyclist races over Putney Bridge on the home leg

Residents are being advised to plan ahead and know their travel options for the weekend of July 30-31 when this year's RideLondon takes place.

Whether you hope to watch the races or avoid the crowds, bear in mind that roads and bridges throughout the borough will be affected.

Cyclist racing in 2013

The peloton will pass through Putney town centre on the return leg from the Surrey Hills, after cyclists have already travelled from the Olympic Park, out to Surrey before heading back to the finish line at the Mall. There will only be local vehicle access for residents over Wandsworth Bridge.


The amateur cycle ride will be swiftly followed by the professional men's race on the same day. Sunday's event involves more than 26,000 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.

Cyclists are expected to begin arriving in Putney at 9.40am, with the professional riders expected around 5.55pm.

Celebrity cyclists taking part include Dame Kelly Holmes and ex-F1 star Mark Webber. Dame Kelly won’t be the only Olympic gold medallist taking part at Prudential RideLondon, with two champion rowers on the Start Line of the 100.

Mark Hunter won a gold in the lightweight double sculls in Beijing in 2008 and then a silver four years later in London, while Tim Foster was part of the gold medal-winning coxless fours crew in Sydney 2000. Mark is riding for SportsAid and Tim for Sparks.

Other distinguished sportsmen riding the 100 include England’s World Cup winning rugby captain Martin Johnson and former England cricket captain Allan Lamb.

The A3 will be open, although the exit slips at Esher Common. Coombe Lane and Tibbet’s Corner will be closed.

Roads adjoining the event routes will have local access only for residents and businesses, with usual Sunday parking restrictions unless otherwise stated. For assistance with journey planning, visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk/roadclosures

July 20, 2016