RideLondon is a global charity fundraising event that comes to Greater London each summer. It is organised by the Mayor of London and his agencies and is a key part of the London 2012 Games Legacy Programme.
Kingston plays its part to make the annual event a success. The event encourages participation in sport – especially cycling locally. it also puts Kingston back on the international stage as people across the world watch the elite cyclists compete.
This year RideLondon will be taking place on Saturday 28 July and Sunday 29 July.
Routes have now been confirmed, and it's worth noting that several roads in the area will be closed on 29 July to make way for the cyclists, but all shops and businesses will be open as usual.
The timings below give an approximate time as to when the riders will be cycling through Kingston town centre. Cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, 46, 19 and Classic pro events will pass through Kingston and over Kingston Bridge on the outbound route and back through the town via the Ancient Market Place on the return journey.
Outbound (Past the Rotunda and out over to Kingston Bridge)
- 6:30am to 11am – Surrey 100
- 10:15am to 11:30am – Surrey 46
- 2pm to 2:15pm – Surrey Classic pro
Inbound (Along High street and Ancient Market place)
- 9am to 5pm - Surrey 100
- 10:30am to 12pm - Surrey 46
- 2:40 pm to 4pm - Surrey 19
- 5:15pm to 5:30pm - Surrey Classic Pro
The A3 will stay open, although the exit slips at Coombe Lane and Tibbet’s Corner will be closed.
For a detailed map of the closures, please download the local resident’s flyer for Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth (PDF) (PDF 5.5MB) produced by London and Surrey Cycle Partnership
Roads closed from 5am to 3pm
- Queens Road [till 11:45 am]
- Kingston Hill (eastbound) [till 11:45]
- London Road (eastbound)
- Cromwell Road (eaastbound)
- Queen Elizabeth Road (eastbound)
- Sopwith Way (eastbound)
- Horse Fair (eastbound)
- Kingston Bridge (eastbound)
Roads closed from 5am – 7pm
- High Street Kingston (westbound)
- Clarence Street (westbound)
- Horse Fair (westbound)
- Wood Street (westbound)
- Fairfield North (westbound)
- London Road (westbound)
Roads closed from 7:30am – 7:30pm
- Portsmouth Road
- Coombe Road
- Coombe Lane West
- Coombe Lane
Planned road works
Further information about planned and emergency road works can be found on the website and by signing up to the RBK weekly traffic bulletin.
Due to event road closures, some bus services will need to be diverted, suspended or will terminate earlier than usual. Some stops may also be temporarily relocated. Please make sure to check before you travel.
There may be alterations to train services between Kingston and Waterloo. Please check nationalrail.co.uk for up to date information.
Find out more by visiting: Ridelondon 2018.
Cyclists ride through Kingston-Upon-Thames Market in the 2015 event