**The information on this page relates to 2017's event. Please check back nearer the time for details of 2018's Prudential RideLondon**

The cycling events mean that:

  • Road closures will be in place from 05:00-19:30, impacting more than the immediate Prudential RideLondon route
  • Buses will be on diversion or will finish early due to the road closures
  • Tube and rail will be the best way to get around central London on the day although some stations around the routes are expected to be busier than usual, especially before and after the cycling events

Traffic impact map

View the map below or download the PDF to check how traffic will be affected on Saturday 29 July.

Road closures in central London

05:00 - 18:00

  • St Paul's Churchyard


  • Aldwych
  • Angel Street
  • Bartholomew Lane
  • Cannon Street
  • Cheapside
  • Cornhill
  • Fenchurch Street
  • Gresham Street
  • Holborn
  • Holborn Viaduct
  • King Edward Street
  • King Street
  • King William Street
  • Kingsway
  • Leadenhalll Street
  • Lime Street
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Lombard Street
  • Lothbury
  • New Change
  • Newgate Street
  • Newman's Row
  • Puddle Dock
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • St Martin's Le Grand
  • Threadneedle Street

07:00 - 18:00

  • Aldwych
  • Kingsway (southbound)
  • Upper Thames Street
  • Victoria Embankment
  • Waterloo Bridge

07:00 - 19:30

  • Cockspur Street
  • Duncannon Street
  • Horse Guards Avenue
  • Pall Mall East
  • Parliament Square (north side)
  • The Strand
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Whitehall

If you can, avoid areas near the event routes in central London or and allow more time for journeys.

Please note the A23 Brixton Hill is closed between Upper Tulse Hill and Brixton Water Lane due to a burst water main. For the latest information on traffic conditions, see our traffic status updates page or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.


Buses around the route areas will be on diversion or will terminate early to avoid the road closures. Some stops will also be relocated or suspended.

The following buses will be affected between 05:00-20:00 in the City and Westminster:

  • 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 43, 45, 46, 56, 59, 68, 76, 87, 88, 91, 100, 133, 139, 141, 159, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 242, 243, 341, 388, 453, RV1, N8, N11, N15, N26, N133, N551

For the latest information on how buses are operating, see our bus status page or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.


Extra Santander Cycle Hire bikes will be available near the FreeCycle route. The nearest docking stations to the FreeCycle route that will have staff on hand to make space to dock and provide more bikes to hire can be found at:

  • Craven Street
  • Newgate Street
  • Sardinia Street
  • Somerset House
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Wellington Arch

Busy roads may make it difficult for us to redistribute Santander cycles at docking stations elsewhere. You can check availability using the live docking station map.

There are more than 11,000 bikes at over 750 docking stations situated every 300 to 500 metres in London.

Visit our cycling section for full information. Follow @SantanderCycles on Twitter for the latest updates.

Taxis and minicabs

The following taxi ranks will be suspended:


  • Aldwych (Me Hotel)
  • Aldwych (No. 1 Hotel)
  • Carey Street
  • Embankment Place
  • Exeter Street - Strand Palace (until 19:30)
  • Holborn (Waterhouse Court)
  • Lincoln's Inn Field's
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields (rest rank)
  • Strand -Charing Cross station (until 19:30)
  • Strand (Clement Danes)
  • Strand (opposite Australia House)

For up-to-date information for the taxi and private hire industry, see our Taxis and minicabs section or follow @TfLTPH on Twitter.


The following services will be affected:

  • National Express route A7 to Stansted Airport will not stop at Waterloo or Blackfriars but will continue to serve Victoria
  • Tour buses will be diverted in central London

Please contact your coach operator for details about changes to services and allow plenty of time to travel.

Tube and rail

Tube & Rail will be the best way to get around central London on the weekend although stations around the events may be busier than usual.

You can take your bike on both the Tube and Night Tube, but restrictions apply. Find out more about bikes on public transport.

For up to date information on how the network is running, view our status page for Saturday 29 July or follow @TfLTravelAlerts on Twitter.


Often walking is the quickest option during big events in London. It's healthy, free and can often get you from A to B quicker. For maps and more information about walking in London, visit our walking section.

Footways along the routes will stay open, with crowd and safety barriers in place along certain sections. Marshalled crossing points will be available in these areas to help people cross the route safely.

Please take extra care if crossing any part of the route on foot.

Local residents

Any road used as part of the route for the Prudential RideLondon events will be closed for the event.

Detailed road closure information and local access information can be found in the Prudential RideLondon road closure leaflets which have been created by the event organisers, London and Surrey Cycle Partnership.

For London airports

If you're planning to drive to a London airport, check if your journey takes you across the race routes. Allow plenty of time to travel, use public transport instead if you can, or plan alternative routes to avoid the road closures.

Plan your deliveries

If you make or receive deliveries in London, talk to your customers and suppliers ahead of time. You may want to consider changing the times of your deliveries to avoid road closures, or using alternative routes that avoid busy areas.

You can also: