Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling with more than 95,000 riders participating in five different events on traffic-free roads in London and Surrey over a summer weekend.
The event was created by the Mayor of London and first held in 2013 as part of the legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The festival comprises five events ranging from the family-friendly FreeCycle through central London for cyclists of all ages and abilities, pro races for men, women, youths and handcyclists to the mass participation 100-mile sportive, RideLondon-Surrey 100.
RideLondon-Surrey 100 sees more than 25,000 amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge like no other through London and Surrey on a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races. It starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, goes out through London to Surrey’s stunning country roads and hills before returning to the capital to finish in spectacular style on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
As well as the opportunity to take on a personal challenge, participants’ involvement benefit good causes with thousands riding for charity. More than £10 million was raised in 2014, a record for a UK one-day cycling event. There’s also a Peloton Relay for teams of four and a British Cycling Club Challenge.
RideLondon FreeCycle, offers the chance for all the family to enjoy a traffic-free route on closed roads through central London passing some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Everyone is welcome, no matter what their age or ability. Cyclists may cycle at any pace and as many times round the route as they like, stopping along the way to enjoy a range of free bike-based entertainment and activities at Festival Zones. Cyclists are encouraged to register in advance at
The other three events in the event are:
RideLondon Grand Prix showcases professional women’s cycle racing in the UK’s biggest women’s race which has been awarded UCI WorldTour status since 2016. The event is televised live on BBC TV.
RideLondon Handcycle Classic features a field of thirty top handcyclists racing over a 15 mile route, starting from Kingston upon Thames and finishing in The Mall, St James’s Park.
RideLondon-Surrey Classic sees 150 of the world’s top male cyclists starting from Horse Guards Parade in central London and racing over much of the same route as the RideLondon-Surrey 100, with extended circuits of testing terrain to meet international race requirements. Live coverage of the race is shown on BBC TV and distributed internationally.
Where. London and Surrey (UK)
Date. July 29th, 2018
Start Time. 06:00 – 09:00
Organization. London & Surrey Cycling Partnership