Ride London 2024: When is it, what is the route and where are the road closures?

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From routes to road closures here is everything you need to know about Ford RideLondon 2024.

Ford RideLondon, one of the capital’s biggest cycling events, is taking place this May Spring Bank holiday weekend.

The event will see thousands of cyclists starting in central London and travelling through Essex before making their return on a 100-mile route.

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Riders can also choose from alternatives 60 and 30 mile routes.

RideLondon aims to promote cycling and encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes. Participants can either ride for charity or for a personal challenge.

From routes to road closures here is everything you need to know about Ford RideLondon 2024.

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Ford RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on Sunday May 26Ford RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on Sunday May 26
Ford RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on Sunday May 26

When is Ride London 2024?

The 2024 edition of Ford RideLondon takes place this weekend, from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26.

On Friday and Saturday the Ford RideLondon Classique Stage One and Two events will take place. 

While on Sunday the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, Ford RideLondon FreeCycle and Ford RideLondon Classique Stage Three events will occur.

What are the routes and road closures?

Friday May 24

The Ford RideLondon Classique Stage One on Friday will run from Saffron Walden to Colchester.

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The route includes areas of Uttlesford, North Hertfordshire, East Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, Braintree, Tendring and Colchester.

Central London will not be impacted by road closures.

Saturday May 25

The Ford RideLondon Classique Stage Two will run from Maldon back to Maldon.

The route includes areas of Maldon, Colchester and Braintree districts.

Sunday May 26

Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, Ford RideLondon FreeCycle and Ford RideLondon Classique Stage Three will take place on this date.

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The routes impacted will be central London, east London, Epping Forest, Braintree and Chelmsford districts.

Around 25,000 people are set to take part in the event on Sunday and a number of roads will close in central and east London to ensure the safety of the cyclists.

Between 6am and 9:30am, cyclists will depart from Victoria Embankment and make their way across central London, east London, then Essex, before making their way back to the capital by 6:30pm for a grand finish at Tower Bridge.

In central London, the event will take place in the boroughs of Camden, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster, and the City of London.

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Full list of road closures

All roads in St James’s Park and Green Park will be closed from 6am on Saturday 25 to 8am on Monday May 27.

St James’s Park and Green Park

The Mall - 6am to Monday May 27, 8am

Birdcage Walk - 6am to Monday May 27, 8am

Constitution Hill - 6am to Monday May 27, 8am

Spur Road - 6am to Monday May 27, 8am

Horse Guards Road - 6am to Monday May 27, 8am

Marlborough Road - 6am to Monday May 27, 8am

Here are the road closures for central London by borough on Sunday May 26

Camden

Kingsway, A4200 - 8am to 7:30pm

High Holborn, A40 - 8am to 7:30pm

Holborn, A40 - 8am to 7:30pm

City of London

Princes Street - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Cheapside - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Bank Junction - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Mansion House Street - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Poultry - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Queen Victoria Street - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Puddle Dock - closed from 8am to 7:30pm

Lambeth

Westminster Bridge Road, A302 - 4am to 7:30pm

Southwark

Tooley Street, A200 - 4am to 9pm

Tower Bridge Road, A100 - 4am to 7:30pm

Bermondsey Street - 4am to 7:30pm

Tower Hamlets

Tower Hill, A100 - 4am to 7:30pm

East Smithfield, A1203 - 4am to 7:30pm

The Highway, A1203 - 4am to 7:30pm

Limehouse Link Tunnel, A1203 - 4am to 7:30pm

Aspen Way, A1261 - 4am to 7:30pm

East India Dock Tunnel, A1261 - 4am to 7:30pm

Westminster

Temple Place - 00:01am to 9am

Victoria Embankment, A3211 - 00:01am to 9am

Blackfriars Underpass, A3211 - 00:01am to 9am

Northumberland Avenue - 00:01am to 9am

Horse Guards Avenue - 00:01am to 9am

Whitehall Place - 00:01am to 9am

Bridge Street, A302 - 4am to 7:30pm

Parliament Street, A3212 - 4am to 7:30pm

Whitehall, A3212 - 4am to 7:30pm

Great George Street - 4am to 7:30pm

St James’s Street, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Piccadilly, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Coventry Street, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Haymarket, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Pall Mall, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Pall Mall East, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Trafalgar Square - 8am to 7:30pm

Cockspur Street, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Duncannon Street, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Strand, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Aldwych, A4 - 8am to 7:30pm

Waterloo Bridge, A301 - 8am to 7:30pm

Getting around London

Tube and rail services will be the best ways to cross the river and get around London, as the majority of Transport for London (TfL) Tube and rail services will be running as normal.

Many bus routes will be on diversion or stopping short of their destinations between 3am and 10pm on Sunday.

Stratford and Canning Town bus stations are also expected to be very busy during the event as routes to and from the stations will be disrupted.

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