Prudential Ride London 2019: Information for residents

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Spectators watching Ride London

3-4 August 2019

About the event

Developed following the runaway success of London 2012, Ride London is one of the world’s greatest festivals of cycling.

The unique 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 Ride London-Surrey Classic and Ride London Classique.

While the action in Tower Hamlets will take place on Sunday morning, there are great opportunities for ordinary Londoners to take part on Saturday, such as the Ride London FreeCycle.

The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England.

To read more about this popular family event, visit the FreeCycle webpage.


The route

Ride London consists of a number of different events, each with its own route.

The London-Surrey 100 and the London-Surrey 46 will pass through Tower Hamlets on the morning of Sunday 4 August. 

The participants will make their way along the A12, turning left along East India Dock Road before joining Aspen Way to head through the Limehouse Link Tunnel.

The race will join The Highway next to the King Edward VII Memorial Park before heading along north of Wapping, and on towards Tower Bridge.


Road closures

There will be road closures throughout Tower Hamlets on Sunday 4 August. Any road closures will be in place along the route from 4am until 11:15am. 

The following roads will be affected:

  • A12 Southbound between Redbridge and East India Dock Road, A13
  • East India Dock Road
  • A13 Aspen Way
  • Limehouse Link
  • The Highway
  • East Smithfield
  • Minories
  • Tower Hill 

Find out more about how road closures might affect you this weekend. 

Spectator information

With many events to choose from, visit the Spectator Info page to find out the best places to watch each of the races. 

As with any major sporting occasion, there will be some unavoidable changes to normal transport running before, during and after the event. Plan ahead to avoid getting caught out.

Posted on Thursday 1st August 2019