Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Cycle Racers on their Way to Fulham

150 riders including Sir Bradley Wiggins will race up King's Road

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The 150 riders in today's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic are making their way through Surrey on Sunday afternoon on their way to the final dash across Putney Bridge and up New King'sand King's Roads towards the finish point at the end of the Mall.

With the weather steadily improving since the storms of this morning which affected the RideLondon-Surrey 100, the riders, including Sir Bradley Wiggins are on schedule to reach Putney and Fulham shortly after 5pm.

The race started from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London at 1om, 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 the leaders 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.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is being shown live on BBC1 from 2pm and on British Eurosport from 2.30pm.

Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins is taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic for the first time, 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 is also the first former Tour de France winner to ride in the event.

The race sees 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 is 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

. The following roads on the outbound route were closed from 5am to 3pm, but have now reopened:

  • 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 till 7pm:

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

Bradley WigginsAnnouncing Bradley's decision to take part in the 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 him are 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 has strongly urged residents to plan ahead to avoid road delays and avoid driving in the areas near the event routes, saying that public transport, walking and
cycling are the best ways to get around during the events.

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 10, 2014

August 10, 2014