Rohan in London – Prudential RideLondon 1st – 2nd August 2015
Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in partnership with Surrey County Council.
Staged for the first time in August 2013, it is the largest festival of cycling in the world with more than 95,000 participants expected to cycle more than million miles in five events during the weekend of 1-2 August 2015.
It combines the fun of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists. Amateur cyclists participate by riding a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professional road race, raising millions for good causes.
Prudential RideLondon comprises the following five events:
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, Saturday 1 August 2015, 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
Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, Saturday 1 August 2015, showcases the Olympic cyclists of the future in youth races for boys and girls and offers a superb opportunity to watch top professional women’s cycle racing in the UK’s biggest women’s criterium race. This year, the event will also host the 10th Brompton World Championship with 500 riders participating in this highly enjoyable event on the uniqueue folding bikes. The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix races take place on closed roads in St James’s Park. The women’s race will be covered live by BBC TV.
Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic, Sunday 2 August 2015, 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.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, Sunday 2 August 2015, will see 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. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 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 benefits 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.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, Sunday 2 August 2015, sees 150 of the world’s top male cyclist starting from Horse Guards Parade and racing over much of the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, with extended circuits of testing terrain to meet international race requirements. Live coverage of the race will be shown on BBC TV on Sunday 2 August.
• Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, 09:00-16:00, Saturday 1 August 2015
• Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, 17:00-19:30, Saturday 1 August 2015
• Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic, 08:30, Sunday 2 August 2015
• Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, from 06:00, Sunday 2 August 2015
• Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, 13:30, Sunday 2 August 2015
All times are subject to change.
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on closed roads in central London.
Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix criterium races will take place on closed roads in and around St James’s Park in central London.
Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic will take place on closed roads in London, starting at Kingston upon Thames and finishing on The Mall.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will take place on closed roads in London and Surrey.
The sportive will start at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London before heading through the capital and out into the Surrey countryside and returning to the finish on The Mall. There will be road closures, bus diversions and parking restrictions.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will take place on an extended version of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route. Starting from Horse Guards Parade in central London, the professional cyclists will race out through the capital and into Surrey to the testing climbs of Leith Hill, Ranmore Common and Box Hill before heading back to the finish on The Mall. There will be road closures, bus diversions and parking restrictions.
Read more about PrudentialRideLondon
Visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk for more information Who Prudential RideLondon is an annual world-class festival of cycling developed by the Mayor of London, London & Partners and Transport for London in partnership with Surrey County Council and sponsored by Prudential. The event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership.
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