The Prudential RideLondon cycling events return on the weekend of Friday 29 until Sunday 31 July, taking place on a revised route in London and Surrey.

The world's greatest festival of cycling sees professional and amateurs riding across London on closed roads. For the first time, the event cycling kicks off on the Friday at the Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For full information, see Prudential RideLondon's website.

Travel advice

The events will close roads in London between Friday 29 and the early hours of Monday 1 August, affecting drivers and bus passengers. Some Tube stations will also be busier than usual. Find out full information on:

What's happening

Friday 29 July

Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Grand Prix is an event for injured veteran servicemen and women, while the Prudential RideLondon Elite Handcycle Grand Prix will feature some of the world's best handcyclists.

Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix will showcase Britain's next generation of top cyclists in a series of four races for boys and girls.

Prudential RideLondon Elite Handcycle Grand Prix will feature some of the world's best handcyclists. The race replaces the Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic, which took place on the Saturday of the festival in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Grand Prix Festival Zone will be headlined by legendary stunt rider Danny MacAskill and will offer spectators a glimpse of some of the entertainment that will be on offer at the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Festival Zones on Saturday 30 July.

Saturday 30 July

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle is a family-friendly mass bike ride on an eight-mile traffic-free route in central London. It passes through Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England and goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.

Brompton World Championship is back in central London for a second successive year. It will see more than 500 riders unfold their bikes and race eight laps around St James's Park, with Lycra swapped in favour of business chic: suit jackets, collared shirts and neck ties.

Prudential RideLondon Classique is the women's race which takes place on a spectacular 5.5km circuit in central London. The prize money for this - including €25,000 for the winner - is the highest ever for a women's race, and matches the prize for world's richest one-day men's race, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Sunday 31 July

Prudential RideLondon 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey's stunning countryside.

Prudential RideLondon 46 is a new 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and following the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the first 27 miles before taking a new route to finish at The Mall.

Prudential RideLondon Classic is the flagship event, and will see 150 of the world's top pro cyclists take on a 200km route through London and Surrey. Now in its fourth year, the race offers the highest prize money pool of any one-day Classic and will be televised live by BBC Sport.

Thursday 28 July until Saturday 30 July

The Cycling show exhibition will take place at ExCeL in east London, feature a vast selection of manufacturers, international races, charities, magazines and medical companies under one roof.

TfL's Time to Cycle stand

Our Time to Cycle stand will be in Green Park over the weekend and the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show at ExCeL on 28-30 July.

  • Visit the stand for everything you need to know about cycling in London and your chance to win a brand new Brompton bike
  • Pedal to victory in an interactive game
  • Sign up for free one-to-one Cycle Skills sessions
  • Test your knowledge in a cycling quiz and win prizes
  • Learn about new cycle routes through the city. Find out how to make the most of Santander Cycles
  • Get involved in British Cycling's led rides and London membership. Get creative in the colouring-in corner
  • Or just stop by and have a chat about cycling in London!

Inspired to cycle?

A range of Cycle Skills sessions are available to help Londoners get on their bike, build confidence or ride smarter. There are four sessions - basic, urban, advanced and family. Find one that suits you. To book your free session or find out more visit our Cycle skills page.

About Prudential RideLondon

Prudential RideLondon has been developed by the Mayor of London, London & Partners and Transport for London in partnership with Surrey County Council, and is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP). The events help to promote cycling and encourage more people to cycle more safely and more often.

The dates for next year's Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling are Saturday 29-Sunday 30 July 2017.

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