Be Prepared for RideLondon this Sunday July 31

Roads to be closed through the day as cyclists race through borough

Thousands of people will line the streets on Sunday July 31, as the annual RideLondon cycling event comes through Hammersmith and Fulham.

There will be two events coming through our borough - the RideLondon-Surrey 100, which will see around 26,000 amateur riders will set off in groups, beginning in the early hours of Sunday on the RideLondon-Surrey 100 event.

The 100-mile sportive largely replicates the route of the 2012 Olympic cycling road race.

In the afternoon, professional riders - including Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates, German sprinter Andrei Greipel  who won the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last Sunday and Adam Yates, who won the Tour de France’s ‘white jersey’ for best young rider - will follow a slightly longer route in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, a competitive road race.

Residents are being strongly encouraged to plan ahead this to avoid traffic delays and a number of roads across the borough will be closed to traffic for much of the day.

The route for the two events passes along the A4 in Hammersmith on its way out to Surrey and comes back via Putney Bridge and along New Kings and Kings Road in Fulham before finishing on The Mall.

In Hammersmith, Talgarth Road, the flyover and Great West Road will be closed from 5am, with amateur riders passing through around 6.30am and professionals around 1.30pm. Roads are expected to be reopened around 2.30pm.

In Fulham, Putney Bridge, New Kings and Kings Roads will be closed from 7.30am with amateur riders expected to pass through around 9.40am and professional riders around 5.55pm. Roads are expected to be reopened around 7.30pm.

You can see full details of these closures, plus access to surrounding roads and crossing points on the RideLondon website

Transport for London meanwhile is both residents and people attending the events to plan ahead, advising drivers to avoid areas near the event route. Buses will be on diversion or will finish early due to the road closures and while tube and rail will be the best way to get around on the day some stations around the routes are expected to be busier than usual, and some services including the local Overground line will be running special timetables on the day.

For more information on traffic, travel and road closures, visit the dedicate RideLondon page on Transport for London’s website.

For any other questions, visit the Prudential RideLondon FAQs section.

To register a complaint call RideLondon on 020 7902 0212, or email:

July 29, 2016

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