Major Cycle Race Leading to Road Closures This Sunday

Traffic delays likely as 25,000 cyclists take part in Prudential RideLondon event

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A major cycling event will require the closure of roads in Chiswick this Sunday (30 July) which may lead to increased traffic in the area for most of the day.

Road and bridge closures and diversions can be expected for Chiswick residents on Sunday, 30 July with the Hogarth Roundabout, Burlington Lane/Great Chertsey Road and Chiswick Bridge closed from early morning 5am until 2.30 pm.

The A4 eastbound between Hogarth Roundabout and Warwick Road at Earls Court will stay open throughout the day. Roads by the event routes will have local access only for residents and businesses, with usual Sunday parking restrictions unless otherwise stated.

Hammersmith Bridge and Kew Bridge will be open but are expected to be busy. Wandsworth Bridge will be open for local resident access only (no through route).

The 25,000 amateur riders in the Prudential RideLondon 100 are expected to be passing Chiswick Bridge at around 6.20am with the last coming through at about 10.30am. If you want to see the professional riders Prudential RideLondon Classic they are scheduled to be arriving through Chiswick at around 1.50pm. 150 top riders including the Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews will be taking part.

Sir Chris Hoy, the 11-time world champion and six-time Olympic champion in track cycling will be making his debut in the amateur race this year. The list of well-known names in the race includes from the world of music, R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. Lemar, soprano Laura Wright, Josh Cuthbert of boyband Union J (X- Factor 2012 winners).

From the world of sport, Olympic rower Olivia Carnegie-Brown, former Welsh rugby captain Colin Charvis, and former England rugby captain Martin Johnson, Olympic medal rowers Jessica Eddie, and Mark Hunter are taking part.

Prudential RideLondon 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey's stunning countryside. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Finish. The 25,000 amateur cyclists will head past Canary Wharf,
towards the City of London, passing the Tower of London before cycling west along Piccadilly and the A4. Riders will cross the River Thames at Chiswick and pass through Richmond Park and the heart of Kingston upon Thames, before crossing Hampton Court Bridge along the route made famous by both the road race and time trial events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Prudential RideLondon Classic is the flagship event, and will see 150 of the world's top pro cyclists take on a 200km route through London and Surrey. The race offers the highest prize money pool of any one-day Classic and will be televised live by BBC Sport.

A record number of 14 UCI WorldTour teams will race in this year’s #RideLondon-Surrey Classic. In just its fifth year, the race has been awarded WorldTour status by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), putting it in the top tier of men’s road races.

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas - who illuminated last year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic with a thrilling solo bid for victory 50 kilometres out before getting caught in the final five kilometres - said: “To have won on home roads last year would have been massive. Coming back to Britain and to do races like the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is fantastic and the way cycling has grown and the amount of people who love it and come out to watch the race makes it even more special.

“Now the race is UCI WorldTour, the standard of the field will go up that much more and there will be a lot of really good bike riders racing in London on Sunday 30 July. It will be super-competitive and super-fast and I think it’s going to be a really exciting race.”


July 30, 2017

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