The Mayor of London’s annual world-class festival of cycling, Prudential RideLondon, returns to the capital this weekend. The weekend will give Londoners a chance to get in the saddle on traffic-free roads in the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, support friends and watch celebrities such as John Torode, Amy Williams, Martin Johnson and Matt Dawson riding the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and see elite riders battle it out in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix.
Ten of the teams who just finished the Tour de France on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées will be competing on the roads of London and Surrey in Prudential RideLondon. Big name riders taking part over the weekend include 2012 world road race champion Philippe Gilbert, double Olympic gold and Commonwealth gold medallist Laura Trott, and the number one ranked team in the world, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Mark Cavendish’s team.
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle on 9 August offers the chance for all the family to enjoy a ten-mile traffic-free route on closed roads through central London. This will pass some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks across the City of Westminster and the City of London. Everyone is welcome, no matter what their age or ability. Cyclists may cycle at any pace and ride the route as many times as they like, stopping en route to enjoy all that London has to offer and a range of entertainment and activities at five Festival Zones.
Full press release on www.tfl.gov.uk