Prudential RideLondon 2017

What
RideLondon is a global charity fundraising event, organised by the Mayor of London and his agencies, being part of the London 2012 Games Legacy programme. Check out this video of Kingston during the inaugural 2013 Prudential RideLondon and visit Prudential RideLondon's own website here for full coverage.

When
The 2017 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling will take place from 28th - 30th July with the 100-mile sportive on Sunday 30th July.

Where
The route will remain similar to 2016, with minor changes. Other routes have yet to be finalised, so keep an eye on the Prudential RideLondon website here

Road Closures
Check Prudential RideLondon's own page here for details on closures and disruptions. Updates will follow nearer to the event.

Kingston Bike Festival
Kingston will be open for business with a festival atmosphere, and is arguably the best place along the entire 100 mile route to base yourself, as it is the only point that the cyclists will pass through on both their outbound and inbound journey. On Sunday 30th July Kingston will host an action-packed day of family-fun and entertainment when the 25,000 amateur riders and the 150 of the world’s top cyclists race through the town.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
This year's 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 ride inishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

The public ballot entry system is now closed and everyone who applied in the ballot has been notified of the ballot results. If you'd still like to get a place on the ride, check out the charity listings page to find out how you can cycle in the sportive and raise money for a charitable cause.

Prudential RideLondon 46
This event was held for the first time in 2016 as part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. It was created specifically for newer cyclists and also younger cyclists, who might find a 100-mile challenge intimidating or, in the case of 16-18 year olds, they are not eligible to enter. 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. Find out full details here.

Prudential RideLondon Classic
Don't miss your chance to see the world’s best cyclists battle it out at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 30th July. This year’s fast and furious showdown will see 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists in 25 teams take on a 200km route through London and Surrey. 

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
This summer’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle on Saturday 29th July offers a great opportunity for the whole family to experience the fun and freedom of cycling around a 10-mile traffic-free route in central London, featuring many of the capital’s landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London via the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s.  There are a number of guided rides planned by experienced ride leaders such as Kingston Cycling Campaign for new or less confident riders or those who would simply like to cycle up to the Freecycle event in a group and they are a great way of learning routes that make it possible to cycle around London avoiding busy main roads!

Other Events
To find out about all the other exciting events taking place over the 3 day festival, click here

Events

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If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

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