Prudential RideLondon on July 30 – Event, traffic and travel information

Prudential RideLondon on July 30 – Event, traffic and travel information


The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic takes place on Sunday 30 July. Now building up to its 6th edition, it has become the UK’s premier one-day race. First run in 2011 as a test event for the London 2012 Olympics road race the following year, the inaugural edition was won by Mark Cavendish.

After skipping a year for the Olympics in 2012, the race has since grown into a weekend-long festival of cycling, encompassing traffic-free events in London, the RideLondon-Surrey Classic pro race, and the massively popular 100-mile closed-road sportive.

The Prudential RideLondon cycling events return on Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July 2017, taking place in London and Surrey, on the same routes as last year. Almost 30,000 cyclists will take part in the event which will see many road closures throughout London and Surrey. A large number of bus routes will also be affected, either diverted or cancelled.

The cycling events mean that:

  • Road closures will be in place between 04:00-20:00, impacting more than the immediate Prudential RideLondon route. Drivers are advised to avoid areas near the event route in east, central and south west London, and in the affected parts of Surrey
  • The Blackwall Tunnel will stay open, with no access to East India Dock Road
  • Buses will be on diversion or will finish early due to the road closures
  • Tube and rail will be the best way to get around central London on the day although some stations around the routes are expected to be busier than usual, especially before and after the cycling events

If you’re driving in central London, you may experience delays of up to 35 minutes. You’ll also be unable to cross the race route, and journeys from west to south or southwest London will need to be made via the M25, which is likely to be very busy.

Cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, 46 and Classic events will pass through west London outbound, and again on the return journey towards the finish, crossing Putney Bridge and travelling along Chelsea Embankment.

  • The A4 eastbound between Hogarth Roundabout and Warwick Road at Earls Court will stay open throughout the day
  • Roads by the event routes will have local access only for residents and businesses, with usual Sunday parking restrictions unless otherwise stated
  • Richmond Park will be closed to vehicles all day
  • The A3 will be open, although the exit slips at Esher Common, Coombe Lane and Tibbet’s Corner will be closed

Download the PDFs below to view full details of road and bridge closures related to the 2017 edition of Prudential RideLondon.

The Prudential RideLondon interactive maps allow you to plan your journey on the weekend, taking into account the road closures and will update as the roads open.

Buses around the route areas will be on diversion or will terminate early to avoid the road closures. Some stops will also be relocated or suspended.

Many buses will be affected between 00:30-20:30 in north, central and south London. Please check individual routes for times. For more information check TfL’s travel impact page here.

Kensington & Chelsea road closures on Sunday 30 July for Prudential RideLondon

The route will be the same as in previous years which is as follows :

Brompton Road
Cromwell Road (A4)
King’s Road
Ashburnham Road
Cremorne Road
Cheyne Walk
Chelsea Embankment

Roads will close from about 5am on the Sunday and are expected to reopen at about 8pm.

Other local roads will also be affected and have restricted vehicular access, particularly in the south of the borough. For residents who live in the Lots Road area, surrounded by the event route, getting in and out will be aided by the temporary lifting of the Townmead Road barrier, but traffic will be very heavy.

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 in the borough from 11pm on Saturday 29 July. Vehicles parked on the route, or parked in a suspended bay will be removed.

As the route for the event goes through east, central and west London before heading out to Surrey it requires over 100 miles of road to be closed which will have a major impact on getting around the Capital.
The event organisers have a helpdesk which can be contacted for more information on 0345 894 9773 or you can email

The helpdesk will be open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. During the weekend it will be open between 8am and 5pm on Saturday 29 July and 5am and 7pm on Sunday 30 July.
Further information can be found on the organiser’s website

TfL will have details of road closures and any alterations to public transport routes and timetables on its 

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