Road closures for Prudential Ride London 2019 – which roads will be closed this weekend?

Road closures for Prudential Ride London 2019 – which roads will be closed this weekend?

THIS weekend thousands of cyclists will take to London for the seventh annual Prudential Ride London races.

But what is the cycling event created by the Mayor of London and which roads will be closed because of it? Here's what you need to know.

Which roads will be closed this weekend?

Roads closed from Friday to Monday morning

From 05:00 on Friday 2 August

  • Horse Guards Road
  • The Mall (between Horse Guards Road and Queens Gardens)
  • Marlborough Road

From 12:30 on Friday 2 August

  • Birdcage Walk
  • Constitution Hill
  • Spur Road

Road closed both Saturday and Sunday

From 07:30 on Saturday 3 August until 20:00 on Sunday 4 August

  • Great George Street

Roads closed Saturday 3 August only

These roads are closed all day on Saturday 3 August. They all re-open at 18:00.

Roads closed from 05:00

  • St Paul's Churchyard

Roads closed from 06:00

  • Aldwych
  • Angel Street
  • Bartholomew Lane
  • Cannon Street
  • Cheapside to the west of King Street
  • Cornhill
  • Fenchurch Street – west of Rood Lane
  • Friday Street
  • Gresham Street – east of Wood Street
  • Holborn
  • High Holborn
  • Holborn Viaduct
  • King Edward Street
  • King Street
  • King William Street
  • Kingsway
  • Leadenhall Street – west of St Mary Axe
  • Lime Street
  • Lincolns Inn Fields
  • Lombard Street
  • Lothbury
  • New Change
  • Newgate Street
  • Newman's Row
  • Princes Street
  • Puddle Dock
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Remnant Street
  • Sardinia Street
  • St Martin's Le Grand- south of Gresham Street
  • Threadneedle Street – west of Bartholomew Lane
  • White Lion Hill
  • Upper Thames Street
  • Victoria Embankment

Roads closed from 07:00

  • Aldwych – eastern arm
  • Kingsway – southbound
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • The Strand
  • Hourse Guards Avenue
  • Whitehall
  • Parliament Street
  • Parliament Square (north side)
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Cockspur Street
  • Northumberland Avenue
  • Duncannon Street
  • Pall Mall East
  • Waterloo Place

Roads closed Sunday 4 August only

Central London

Closed 02:00-21:00

  • The Mall
  • Horse Guards Road
  • Birdcage Walk
  • Spur Road

Closed 04:00-11:15

  • Tower Hill
  • Lower Thames Street
  • Upper Thames Street
  • Blackfriars Underpass

Closed 04:00-11:30

  • Victoria Embankment
  • Waterloo Place

Closed 04:00-12:00

  • Northumberland Avenue
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Cockspur Street

Closed 05:00-12:00

  • Pall Mall
  • St James's Street
  • Piccadilly

Closed 05:00-12:15

  • Hyde Park Corner Underpass

Closed 07:30-20:00

  • Millbank
  • Parliament Street
  • Whitehall
  • Grosvenor Road

Closed 07:30-19:30

  • Chelsea Bridge

East London

Closed 02:00-11:00

  • Queen Elizabeth Park – Watergen Road

Closed 04:00-08:00

  • Rotherhithe Tunnel

Closed 04:00-11:15

  • A12 southbound between Redbridge Road and East India Dock Road
  • A13 (incl. Blackwall Tunnel northern approach)
  • East India Dock Road A13
  • East India Dock Tunnel
  • Aspen Way
  • Limehouse Link Tunnel
  • The Highway
  • East Smithfield
  • Minories
  • Tower Hill

West London

Closed 05:00-12:15

  • Knightsbridge
  • Brompton Road
  • Cromwell Road
  • Talgarth Road
  • Hammersmith Flyover
  • Great West Road
  • Hogarth Roundabout

Closed 05:00-12:30

  • Burlington Lane / Great Chertsey Road
  • Chiswick Bridge

Closed 07:30-19:30

  • Chelsea Embankment
  • Cheyne Walk
  • Kings Road
  • New Kings Road
  • Putney High Street

Closed 07:30-20:00

  • Millbank
  • Richmond and Kingston

Closed 05:00-12:30

  • Chiswick Bridge
  • Clifford Avenue
  • Upper Richmond Road
  • Sheen Lane
  • Queens Road
  • Kingston Hill (eastbound)
  • Cromwell Road (eastbound)
  • Hampton Court Road
  • Horse Fair (eastbound)
  • Kingston Bridge (eastbound)
  • London Road (eastbound)
  • Queen Elizabeth Road (eastbound)
  • Sopwith Way (eastbound)
  • Wood Street (eastbound)
  • Kingston Bridge (westbound)

Closed 05:00-19:00

  • Fairfield North (westbound)
  • High Street (westbound)
  • Horse Fair (westbound)
  • London Road (westbound)
  • Wood Street (westbound)
  • Clarence Street (westbound)

Closed 07:30-19:30

  • Coombe Lane
  • West Coombe Road
  • Portsmouth Road

Closed 10:00-12:00

  • Embercourt / Hampton Court Way
  • Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth

Closed 05:00-12:30

  • Queens Road (eastbound)
  • Kingston Hill (eastbound)
  • London Road (eastbound)
  • Cromwell Road (eastbound)
  • Queen Elizabeth Road (eastbound)
  • Sopwith Way (eastbound)
  • Wood Street (eastbound)
  • Horse Fair (eastbound)
  • Kingston Bridge (eastbound)

Closed 05:00-19:00

  • Kingston Bridge (westbound)
  • Clarence Street (westbound)
  • Horse Fair (westbound)
  • Wood Street (westbound)
  • Fairfield North (westbound)
  • London Road (westbound)

Closed 07:30-19:00

  • High Street Kingston (westbound)

Closed 07:30-19:30

  • Portsmouth Road
  • Coombe Lane
  • Coombe Lane West
  • Coombe Road
  • High Street Wimbledon
  • Parkside
  • Putney Bridge
  • Putney High Street
  • Putney Hill
  • Tibbet's Corner
  • Tibbet's Ride
  • Wimbledon Hill Road
  • Wimbledon Parkside
  • Worple Road

Which river crossings will be closed?

  • Hampton Court Bridge (no access to A3 until 7pm) 5.45am-1pm
  • Kingston Bridge (westbound) 5am-9pm
  • Kingston Bridge (eastbound) 5am-12.30pm
  • Chiswick Bridge 5am-12.30pm
  • Hammersmith Bridge Closed
  • Putney Bridge (northbound) – access from Lower Richmond Road only 7.30am-7.30am
  • Putney Bridge (southbound) 7.30am-7.30pm
  • Wandsworth Bridge (local access only, no access to New Kings Road) 7.30am-6.45pm
  • Battersea Bridge 9am-6.45pm
  • Albert Bridge 7.30am-7.30pm
  • Chelsea Bridge 9am-6.45pm
  • Vauxhall Bridge 9am-6.45pm
  • Lambeth Bridge 9am-6.45pm
  • Westminster Bridge (restricted access, no through route) 7.30am-7pm
  • Southwark Bridge 4am-11.15am
  • Tower Bridge 5.30am-10.45am
  • Rotherhithe Tunnel 4am-8am

What is the race route?

What is the Prudential Ride London?

Founded by the Mayor of London in 2013, the Prudential Ride London is a huge festival of cycling.

It will take place from 3-4 August and this will be its seventh year.

The event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), a partnership between London Marathon Events Limited (owners and operators of the London Marathon since 1981) and SweetSpot Group Limited (operators of the Tour of Britain).

The closed-road event combines the fun and accessible element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique.

Taking a cue from the London Marathon, amateur cyclists also participate in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

This is a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes.

Since 2016, the event has also featured the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 – a 46-mile sportive created specifically for newer and also younger cyclists, and in 2018 the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 was added to the programme.

The action is broadcast live on TV in the UK and internationally, to be seen by an audience of millions.

Prudential RideLondon also generates sustainable, long-term economic benefit to London and the UK alongside the money raised for good causes.

Participants and spectators alike come to London both from the UK and overseas to spend their time and money in the capital.

More than £66 million has been raised for charity since 2013.

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