Cycling fever will step up a gear in London a week after Chris Froome’s Tour de France triumph.
Prudential RideLondon’s 95,000 riders will pedal through the capital from Saturday, August 1, starting with the FreeCycle and Grand Prix, followed by the Surrey-100 and Surrey Classic the following day.
Whether it’s getting on your bike or watching the professionals, there’s something for everyone.
Saturday, August 1
9am: Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
A family-friendly mass bike ride on a 10-mile traffic-free route through central London.
Cyclists can stop off and enjoy bike-based entertainment and festival zones as they explore the City of London and Westminster. Either pre-register or just turn up.
5pm: Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix
This is all about young cycling stars with a boys and girls youth race as well as the chance to watch a professional woman’s challenge in St James’s Park.
Sunday, August 2
6am: Prudential RideLondon Surrey-100
Thousands of amateur cyclists will set off from Stratford’s Olympic Park and tackle a 100-mile course to Surrey, which finishes on the Mall. There will also be a business relay with teams of four riders each taking on 25miles.
1.30pm: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
A 200km route from London to central Surrey will be set up to host 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists.
8.30pm: Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic
Handcyclists will get their chance to shine as 50 competitors – including Paralympic medallists – race from Kingston upon Thames to The Mall over a 15-mile route.
Where to watch?
There will be six festival zones with bike-based entertainment for all ages, abilities and interests.
These will pop up at Aldwych and Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Green Park, Guildhall Yard, Leadenhall Market and St Paul’s Churchyard.
All entertainment and activities are free across the two days with more information found here.