Sunday road closures for London-Surrey race

EventsAs well as the cycling event in central London today, Sunday will see the return of cyclists along the RideLondon-Surrey route from central London out into the Surrey Hills and back again.

Although it won’t be passing through Teddington or Bushy Park, TFL have warned that significant disruption should be expected on the day even on routes not immediately adjacent to closed roads. The race will close two key river crossing points nearby – Kingston Bridge and Hampton Court Bridge for most of the day.

Kingston Bridge will close to motor traffic from 5am until at least 7:15pm and Hampton Court bridge will close from 5am until at the earliest 3:30pm (north-bound) and 7pm (south-bound). Richmond Park will be closed to traffic all day.

Two separate events will be taking place on Sunday – the RideLondon-Surrey 100: up to 20,000 amateur cyclists will take the 100 mile Olympic race route (starting from 6am) and follow in the footsteps of their favourite riders from last year’s Olympics. The RideLondon-Surrey Classic (starting at 12:45pm, expected at Hampton Court at 1:40pm approx) will see 150 professional cyclists racing on an extended, 140-mile, version of the amateur closed road route.

Hampton Wick is taking advantage of the road closures by holding the Hampton Wick Parade and Festival from midday. So why not head there, take in the festival and see the riders pass through the area at Kingston Bridge! For more information, check out the official event website.

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