Considered one of the best legacies of the 2012 Games, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. The fourth edition of the festival will take place over the weekend of Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July 2016.
Prudential RideLondon encourages people to cycle more safely, more often, 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 – a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes. For the first time in 2016, the event will also feature the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 – a 46-mile sportive created specifically for newer and also younger cyclists.
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
Saturday 30 July 2016
The Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on Saturday 30 July 2016. and offers an opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London.
The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.
Brompton World Championship
In 2016, Prudential RideLondon will feature the 11th Brompton World Championship race, bringing this unique event back to central London for a second successive year. The race will take place on Saturday 30 July at 19:15.
The Brompton World Championship will see more than 500 riders make a mad dash to unfold their bikes before sprinting off on two wheels to complete up to eight laps around St James’s Park.
Prudential RideLondon Classique
The women’s race at Prudential RideLondon 2016 has been awarded UCI WorldTour status by the world’s governing body for cycling, the Union CycIiste Internationale (UCI).
The new Prudential RideLondon Classique will take place on a spectacular 5.5km circuit in central London, beginning on The Mall in St James’s Park, going up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk, then passing Big Ben and turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand before turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall.
In a landmark moment for women’s cycling, the prize money for the Prudential RideLondon Classique will be the highest ever offered for a women’s one-day race and matches the prize money offered at the world’s richest one day men’s race – the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic – which takes place the following day, Sunday 31 July.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
Sunday 31 July 2016
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 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.. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46
Sunday 31 July 2016
This new event will be held for the first time in 2016 as part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. The sportive comprises a spectacular 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and following the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the first 27 miles before taking a new two-mile route, which then links up with the last 17 miles through London to the finish in The Mall.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 has been created specifically for newer cyclists and also younger cyclists, who might find a 100-mile challenge intimidating or, in the case of 16-18 year olds, they are not eligible to enter.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
The world’s best cyclists battle it out at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 31 July. Britain’s one-day bike race is back and 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists take on a 200km route through London and Surrey.
Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show
The 2016 Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show will connect and inspire cyclists and would-be riders of all ages and abilities and take place at ExCeL in east London from Thursday 28 July until Saturday 30 July 2016.
To find out more about the event, visit the RideLondon website here
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