Wiggo To Whizz Through Your Streets On Sunday

Get ready for 150 cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

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Sir Bradley Wiggins is set to be the star attraction for fans taking to the streets this weekend to watch the 2012 Tour de France winner and multiple Olympic gold medallist race take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic for the first time. He will be accompanied by 149 other elite cyclists.

Wiggins is a late addition to the Team Sky line-up for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 10 August, part of the Mayor of London’s multi-award winning festival of cycling. He will be the first former Tour de France winner to ride in the event.

The race will see Wiggins return to the roads used for the time trial and road race events in London 2012, where he won Olympic time trial gold. It will be only his second appearance racing in London since the Games, having won the overall Tour of Britain on his previous visit to the city’s streets last September.

start and end of the race click here for full map

Starting from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London at 1om, cyclists head past Canary Wharf and through the City of London before cycling west along Piccadilly and the A4 at Hammersmith, before crossing the River Thames at Chiswickand going on to Richmond Park,and out into Surrey.

On the return journey they are expected to reach Wimbledon shortly after 5pm before cycling down Putney Hill, over Putney Bridge and up New King's and King's Roads, with the winners due to reach the end on the Mall between 5.23pm and 6.16pm. However the following roads on the outbound route will be closed from 5am to 3pm.

  • Cromwell Road
  • Talgarth Road
  • Hammersmith Flyover
  • Great West Road
  • Hogarth Roundabout
  • Burlington Lane/Chertsey Road
  • Chiswick Bridge

The following roads on the return route will be closed from 7.30am to 7pm:

  • Tibbet’s Ride
  • Putney Hill
  • Putney High Street
  • Putney Bridge
  • New King's Road
  • King's Road

Before this amateur cyclists taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will be cycling through west London on the outbound route, from Hyde Park Corner to Chiswick Bridge, from 6.30am till 10am. On their return journey towards the finish on The Mall, they will cross Putney Bridge and travel along Chelsea Embankment between 10am and 4.30pm.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic Race Director Mick Bennett says: " “We are delighted to welcome Sir Bradley to Prudential RideLondon this weekend. He completes an already first-class line-up for the event. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic enjoys great support from spectators at the roadside across the route and this announcement means fans can now look forward to seeing one of the greatest ever British cyclists racing in the event.”

 

 

Lining up alongside Wiggins will be 2012 world champion Philippe Gilbert, 2014 Tour de France top 10 finisher Laurens ten Dam, top sprinters Mark Renshaw, Alessandro Petacchi and Elia Viviani and several Commonwealth Games medallists, led by points race gold medallist Tom Scully and road race bronze medallist Scott Thwaites.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is strongly urging residents to plan ahead to avoid road delays and avoid driving in the areas near the event routes on Sunday. Public transport, walking and
cycling will be the best ways to get around during the events. However, some buses will be on diversion or will finish early due to the road closures and Tube stations will be busy.

If you live:

• in the south of the borough, local vehicle access is possible for residents only over Wandsworth Bridge in both directions; however south west London and Surrey will be busy. You will not be
able to drive north over Kings Road or New Kings Road during the road closures.

• between New Kings Road and the A4, you will not be able to travel south over New Kings Road and Kings Road during the road closures. You will be able to travel north via Fulham Palace Road but this route will be busy.

• north of the A4, you will only be able to travel south via Fulham Palace Road and only as far as New Kings Road. Travel in the north of the borough will be possible but you should leave plenty of time for your journey.

If residents have any questions about the event and its impacts on local transport they can call the Ride London Helpdesk on 0345 8949773, email helpdesk@ridelondon.co.uk or visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk.

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August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014