Plan your journey for Sunday 22 September ahead of the London finish of The Tour of Britain
'The Tour of Britain is a superb event, further showcasing London's reputation as a city for cycling.
- Central London road closures will be in place on Sunday 22 September
- Public are advised to plan ahead and use public transport to avoid road disruption and enjoy the weekend
- Details of road and bridge closures are available at tfl.gov.uk/tourofbritain
The Tour of Britain, the UK's largest professional cycle race, will finish in London on Sunday 22 September.
The eight-day event will end in a dramatic dash along Whitehall and will be the culmination of an 88-km race on a circuit of closed roads in Westminster and the City of London.
The race will start and finish on Whitehall and take in Victoria Embankment, Upper Thames Street, Lower Thames Street and Tower Hill.
The day will consist of three events, the Westminster Grand Prix, IG Gentleman's Time Trial and the Transport for London (TfL) London Stage with 114 riders from 19 teams, including Sky Pro Cycling.
Road closures will be in place across the majority of the route from 08:00 until 18:00 on 22 September, however Whitehall will be closed from 03:00 until 21:00. Both Southwark and Westminster bridges will be closed from 08:00 until 19:00.
Full details of the closed roads and bridges can be found at tfl.gov.uk/tourofbritain
Road users are urged to avoid driving near the route in Westminster and the City of London on 22 September and to use public transport where possible.
There will also be diversions to a number of bus routes, and the suspension of a small number of Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations.
Spectators and visitors should plan ahead and use public transport to get out and make the most of everything on offer in London over The Tour of Britain weekend.
If driving is the only option drivers are advised to allow more time for their journey.
All the road closures and alternative travel information is available at tfl.gov.uk/tourofbritain
London's Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE said: 'The Tour of Britain is a superb event, further showcasing London's reputation as a city for cycling. Hundreds of thousands of people cycle in London everyday and The Tour of Britain will provide another fantastic opportunity to encourage even more people to start cycling after being inspired by some of the world's top professionals.
'The Tour of Britain will bring to a close a fantastic summer of cycling, which has seen the second successive British winner of the Tour de France, and the inaugural Prudential RideLondon which brought over 65,000 people out on their bikes.
'Londoners and visitors to our capital will have the opportunity to see top cycling professionals again over The Tour of Britain weekend, but understandably some roads will be closed so please plan your journey to avoid delays and make the most of the day.'
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