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 complete.
This year RideLondon will be taking place on Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July.
Routes have now been confirmed, and it's worth noting that several roads in the area will be closed during the weekend 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 and Classic 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.
- 6:40am to 11am – Surrey 100 cyclists outbound
- 9am to 4:30pm – Surrey 100 cyclists inbound
- 10:15am to 11:30am – Surrey 46 cyclists outbound
- 10:30am to 12pm – Surrey 46 cyclists inbound
- 2:10pm to 2:20pm – Surrey Classic pro cyclists outbound
- 5:30pm to 5:40pm – Surrey Classic pro cyclists inbound
- 7:30pm – roads reopen
The A3 will stay open, although the exit slips at Esher Common, 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 7:30pm
- Clarence Street (westbound)
- Fairfield North (westbound)
- High Street Kingston (westbound)
- Horse Fair (westbound)
- London Road (westbound)
- Portsmouth Road (closed from 07:30)
- Wood Street (westbound)
Roads closed from 7:30am – 7:30pm
- Coombe Lane
- Coombe Lane West
- Coombe Road
- High Street Wimbledon
- Putney Bridge
- Putney High Street
- Putney Hill
- Tibbets Corner
- Tibbets Ride
- Wimbledon Hill Road
- Wimbledon Parkside
- Worple Road
Planned road works
Planned essential road works are taking place over the weekend of 29 and 30 July, affecting Penrhyn Road, Surbiton Road and Southsea Road.
Both Surbiton Road and Southsea Road are closed and Penrhyn Road will have a two way temporary traffic signal scheme in place, which will delay journey times.
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.
Due to engineering works, 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 2017.
Cyclists ride through Kingston-Upon-Thames Market in the 2015 event