From Paris to London - world-class cyclists prepare to hit the streets of Kingston on Sunday 2 August
Fresh from the Champs-Élysées, Mark ‘The Manx Missile’ Cavendish and André 'The Gorilla' Greipel will hit the streets of Kingston this weekend.
Two of the most successful riders from this year’s Tour de France will be navigating the streets of Kingston during the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday 2 August.
They will be joined by Sir Bradley Wiggins, former World Road Race Champion Philippe Gilbert, reigning Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic champion Adam Blythe and 25,000 amateurs, many of whom will just be pleased to complete the gruelling course.
Councillor Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member for Sport and Leisure at Kingston Council said:
“Residents of Kingston have a fantastic opportunity to see world-class cyclists on their doorsteps this coming weekend. Kingston is the only point along the entire Prudential RideLondon route where you can see the cyclists on both their outbound and inbound journeys, making it the best place to be on the day.
“Kingston town centre will be well and truly open for business on Sunday 2 August with the family-friendly Kingston Bike Festival, organised by Kingstonfirst, and two giant outdoor screens creating a carnival atmosphere.
“There will road closures across the region because the race route must be secured and cleared of vehicles to help ensure the safety of participants, spectators and residents. It’s important that residents and local business plan ahead as many roads in the borough will close from 5am and reopen at 7.30pm, or sooner if it’s safe to do so. All the car parks in Kingston town centre will be open as usual apart from Cattle Market, but there will be different routes in place to guide drivers in and out, so allow more time and follow the signs.”
For details of road closures, visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.
Residents or business owners who have questions or concerns can telephone the RideLondon helpdesk on 0345 894 9773 (open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and 5am-7pm on race day).
Follow us on Twitter (@RBKingston #RideLondon), as we'll be providing updates throughout the day on Sunday.