RideLondon 2022

Event information

For more details about taking part in the events, cycle routes, riding for charity or spectating, see the RideLondon website.

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May - Mass cycling events in Essex. Temporary road closures in some parts of Essex. No road closures in London.

Sunday 29 May - Mass cycling events on closed roads in Essex and in east and central London.

For full details of road closures, including when and where they will be operating during the event weekend see the road closures pages on the RideLondon website.

Closed roads

  • Vehicles (including buses) will only be able to cross the route at designated vehicle crossing points
  • You will be able to cross closed roads on foot at designated pedestrian crossing points
  • Pavements and pedestrian areas will operate as usual

Impact on travel

  • There will be significant delays to road journeys in the area of the events
  • Road closures will affect a wider area than the event route
  • Driving and buses will be affected
  • There are some planned works on London Overground and Network Rail

Travel advice

  • Avoid driving anywhere near the events if at all possible
  • Plan ahead: retime or reroute road journeys and allow more time if you can
  • The Tube, London Overground, the DLR and Network Rail will be the best ways to travel in London during the event. These services will not be affected by the event 

Driving

  • Avoid driving anywhere near the events unless absolutely necessary
  • If you have to drive, plan ahead, consider re-timing your journey and allow more time to complete your journey

On Sunday 29 May

Journeys across London

If you are travelling:

  • from south to east London: use the M25
  • from north to central London: use the A406 and A10
  • from east to central London: use the M25 or the A406

Bridges

These bridges will be closed to traffic:

  • Westminster Bridge
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Southwark Bridge
  • Tower Bridge

Most affected roads and areas

These roads and areas will be most affected. Avoid them if possible:

  • The A13 (in both directions) from Beckton Roundabout in the east to Whitechapel in central London
  • The A11 in both directions from Bow Roundabout in the east to Whitechapel in central London
  • The A12 and Blackwall Tunnel area
  • The A118 Romford Road and the A124 Barking Road

Deliveries

If you make or receive deliveries in central London at weekends, expect increased journey times because of the road closures on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May.

Depending on the size and nature of your business, we recommend retiming deliveries and reducing if possible and revising the mode of transport used if possible.

See our advice on more efficient deliveries.

Buses

Many London bus routes will be on diversion or will stop short of their normal destination. Some bus stops will be temporarily relocated or suspended.

  • Allow extra time for your journey
  • Check the status of your bus route
  • Stratford and Canning Town bus stations will be very busy. Services from these bus stations will be on diversion or stopping at the bus station for alternative routes

These bus routes will be affected on 29 May:

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 38, 42, 43, 46, 59, 66, 68, 69, 76, 78, 86, 87, 88, 91, 94, 98, 100, 104, 108, 115, 139, 141, 145, 147, 148, 150, 159, 167, 168, 172, 176, 179, 104, 188, 205, 211, 238, 241, 243, 257, 262, 275, 276, 300, 308, 309, 323, 330, 341, 343, 344, 362, 397, 425, 453, 462, 473, 474, 488, D3, D8, N3, N5, N7, N11, N15, N18, N20, N21, N25, N26, N41, N44, N53, N55, N63, N68, N86, N87, N89, N91, N97, N109, N113, N136, N155, N171, N199, N205, N279, N343, N381, W12, W13, W14

London Underground, London Overground, Network Rail, the DLR

  • Most services will run normally
  • The Elizabeth line will not be operating on Sunday 29 May
  • For planned works on our network over the weekend, check our Status updates
  • For planned closures on National Rail services into London check with National Rail before you travel

Walking

Pavements along the routes will remain open.

There will be crowd and safety barriers will be in place along some sections of the routes. In these areas, you will be able to cross on foot at designated, marshalled crossing points.

View our map for walking times between Tube stations and our West End Walking Map.

Cycling

Some cycle routes may be affected by road closures over the event weekend.

The road - including the cycleway - on Constitution Hill alongside Green Park is temporarily closed until after the Jubilee celebrations in mid June. You can walk with your cycle through Green Park. This takes roughly 8 minutes.

There will be no suspensions of Santander Cycles docking stations in and around the route area over the weekend.

Taxi and private hire

Drivers

Road closures will make some taxi ranks inaccessible.

Passengers

Allow more time for your journey if you need to travel through east or central London or Essex.

Spectator points and advice

Tube and rail will be the best ways to get around on the day. These events will be finishing on London on Sunday 29 May - for details check out the links.

RideLondon FreeCycle

RideLondon-Essex 100

RideLondon-Essex 60

RideLondon-Essex-30

RideLondon Classique, Stage 3

RideLondon FreeCycle and RideLondon Classique Stage Three

Spectator point Stations
Westminster Westminster
Victoria Embankment Embankment
Temple
The Strand Charing Cross
The City Bank
Mansion House
St Paul's
Holborn Holborn
Chancery Lane
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus
Leicester Square

RideLondon-Essex 100, RideLondon-Essex 60, RideLondon-Essex 30

Spectator point Stations
Victoria Embankment Embankment
Temple
Embankment / Upper Thames Street / Lower Thames Street Monument
Canon Street
Mansion House
Blackfriars
Temple Embankment
Tower of London / Tower Bridge Tower Hill
Tower Gateway
London Bridge

 

Use our travel tools

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. Keep up-to-date with the latest service information. See:

  • This web page, which will be regularly updated
  • The TfL Go app
  • Journey Planner, which can help you plan your route by public transport, cycling or walking
  • The latest status updates for buses and traffic
  • The latest status updates for Tube, rail and trams
  • Nearby, which uses your current location or a postcode or address of your choice and places you on a map, showing you Tube, bus, river, rail and Santander Cycles locations around you
  • Our email updates