28-30 July 2017 – 3 day festival of cycling
The Prudential RideLondon is a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. It’s an annual, 3 day festival of cycling developed by the Mayor of London and managed by London & Surrey Cycling Partnership.
Events on Sunday will run from London through Surrey on closed roads (pdf) .Trains, cycling and walking are the best forms of transport on the day. Roads will be closed from 05:00 on Sunday 30th July. They plan to reopen by 19:30 though some open earlier.
What happens across the 3 days?
At the Lee Valley VeloPark road circuit and BMX track. Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB
11:00 Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Grand Prix (30 minute race)
12:10 Prudential RideLondon Elite Handcycle Grand Prix (45 minute race)
13:55 Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix – Youth B Girls
14:30 BMX Motos
14:55 Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix – Youth B Boys
15:55 Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix – Youth A Girls
16:05 BMX Quarter Finals
16:45 BMX Semi Finals
16:55 Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix – Youth A Boys
17:10 BMX Finals
What goes on in Kingston Sunday 30th July
The cyclists pass through Kingston twice – the only place on the route where this occurs. Not only is Kingston a great place to see the action close up, but the town puts on a fantastic range of events: big screens, live music, street entertainment, BMX stunt show, stalls plus great food and drink available in and around the town centre.
Approximate cycling event times below – check with the Prudential Ride London website or social media on the day.
Amature cyclists from 06:35
Professionals from 14:10
Kingston Hill (eastbound)
London Rd (eastbound)
Cromwell Rd (eastbound)
Queen Elizabeth Rd (eastbound)
Sopwith Way (eastbound)
Wood Street (eastbound)
Horse Fair (eastbound)
Kingston Bridge (eastbound)
Kingston Bridge (eastbound)
Amature cyclists from 09:00
Professionals from 17:30
High Street Kingston (westbound)
Clarence Street (westbound)
Horse Fair (westbound)
Wood Street (westbound)
Fairfield North (westbound)
London Road (westbound)
Coombe Lane West
Prudential RideLondon Route through Kingston
Full Prudential RideLondon route
Good places to see the action
- The Ancient Market Place: Not only at the heart of the activity with cycling related events, BMX stunt display, giant screen, food stalls, cafes and shops but the inbound cyclists pass through the Market Place
- Kingston Bridge and the main approach roads to Kingston Bridge, Wood Street, Clarence Street, Fairfield North, Cromwell Road
- Portsmouth Road leading into Kingston from Surbiton for the inbound leg
Town centre activities wind down at 18:00 and all roads should be open by 19:30 – some earlier on outbound routes. A3 open on the day but some slip roads are closed. Richmond park is closed to traffic all day.
All you need to know about cycling in Kingston www.cyclekingston.net
Looking for somewhere to eat?
If you are in Kingston’s Market Place there are lots of pop-up-food places close to the Italian styled market house. Take the passageway next to Joules and you will be in the Apple Market where you ‘ll find The Terrace and other cafes with outside seating. The Bentall Centre and Bentall’s department store also have food areas and if you are after riverside views take one of the passageways near Next, Clas Ohlson or TK Max.
Down the main pedestrianised high street you’ll see Marks & Spencers and on the left Fife Road which has fabulous cafes and restaurants.