Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. The fifth edition will take place over the weekend of 28-30 July 2017.
Prudential RideLondon Classique
Awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the Union CycIiste Internationale (UCI), the Prudential RideLondon Classique takes place on a spectacular 5.4km circuit in central London .
The Prudential RideLondon Classique begins on The Mall in St James’s Park and goes up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk. The route passes Horse Guards Parade, then turns right through Admiralty Arch before turning right down Whitehall, taking a u-turn in front of Big Ben before heading back up Whitehall, turning left at Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall
Brompton World Championship
The iconic race course covers eight laps around St James’ Park, past Buckingham Palace and down The Mall. Competitors start the race with a Le Mans-style dash, unfolding their bikes before taking on the 16km circuit. The fastest person to complete the race then ends the race.
FreeCycle offers a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London.
The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.
This event was held for the first time in 2016 as part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. The sportive (remember, it’s not a race!) comprises a spectacular 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 two-mile route, which then links up with the last 17 miles through London to the finish in The Mall.
Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at 06:00 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.
Taking place at ExCeL London, the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show connects cyclists and would-be riders of all ages and abilities.
See official website for full list of events.
Official Link: http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/