Travel impact: Saturday 30 July

**The information in this section relates to the 2016 event - please check back nearer the time for details of 2017's travel changes. The dates for next year's Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling are Saturday 29-Sunday 30 July 2017**

The cycling events mean that:

  • Road closures will be in place from 05:00-18:00, 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 30 July.

    Road closures in central London


    • Aldwych
    • Angel Street
    • Cannon Street
    • Cheapside
    • Cornhill
    • Fenchurch Street
    • Gresham Street
    • Holborn
    • Holborn Viaduct
    • Horse Guards Avenue
    • King Edward Street
    • King Street
    • King William Street
    • Kingsway
    • Leadenhalll Street
    • Lime Street
    • Lincoln's Inn Fields
    • Lombard Street
    • Lothbury, Bartholomew Lane
    • New Change
    • Newgate Street
    • Newman's Row
    • Puddle Dock
    • Queen Victoria Street
    • St Martin's Le Grand
    • St Paul's Churchyard (closes at 05:00)
    • Threadneedle Street
    • Victoria Embankment
    • Waterloo Bridge


    • Constitution Hill
    • Pall Mall East
    • The Strand
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Whitehall

    07:00 Friday 29 July-06:00 Monday 1 August

    • The Mall
    • Horse Guards Road
    • Birdcage Walk
    • Spur Road

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


      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

      The following bus will be diverted between 14:00-05:00 in east London:

      • 339

        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:

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

        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
        • Holborn (Waterhouse Court)
        • Lincoln's Inn Field's
        • Lincoln's Inn Fields (rest rank)
        • Strand (Clement Danes)
        • Strand (opposite Australia House)


        • Exeter Street (Strand Palace)
        • Strand (Charing Cross Station) 

        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 - please contact National Express for details
        • Tour buses will be diverted in central London

        Tube and rail

        Work over the Prudential RideLondon weekend includes:

        • Northern line: no service between Hampstead, High Barnet and Mill Hill East, and Charing Cross/Moorgate Replacement buses will operate
        • East London line of the London Overground
        • National Rail works

        View TfL's closures on our status page for Saturday 30 July or for live information follow @TfLTravelAlerts on Twitter.

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        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 to make your journey instead, 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.

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