Plan your travel on RideLondon weekend

Published: Wednesday 30th July 14

The Prudential RideLondon cycling festival takes place on August 9 and 10 and will have a major impact on Wandsworth’s transport network.

The route through Wandsworth on Sunday 10 August.

On Saturday 9 August the cycling event does not come into the borough but road closures in central London will have a knock on effect on local traffic levels.  

On Sunday 10 August there will be a much greater impact as the following roads are closed from 7.30am to 7pm.

  • Wimbledon Park Side SW19
  • Tibbet’s Corner SW19
  • Tibbet’s Ride SW15
  • Putney Hill SW15
  • Putney High Street SW15
  • Putney Bridge SW15

Chelsea Bridge , Albert Bridge and Battersea Bridge will all be closed to traffic from 7.30am to 7pm. Wandsworth Bridge will also be closed during these times with access for local residents only.

Cllr Jonathan Cook, deputy council leader, said:

“This is a spectacular event but we have to recognise the impacts it will inevitably have on our transport network. The festival will involve significant disruption and we strongly advise local people to plan their travel well in advance.

“Putney will be the place to be on the Sunday as the amateur and professional riders come through the high street on their way back into central London . The town centre will be packed with cycling fans and it’s a terrific place to come and soak up the atmosphere.”

If residents have any questions about the event and its impacts on local transport they can call the Ride London Helpdesk on 0345 8949773, email helpdesk@ridelondon.co.uk or visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk.

To check and plan travel on the day visit www.tfl.gov.uk/prudentialridelondon

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Recent comments

To shut down effectively the entire transport network of a major capital city for a whole day so that some small subset of the population can cycle on roads which THEY CAN ALREADY USE is complete nonsense. I am in general highly supportive of making cycling safer and easier in London, but just try planning to get from Heathrow to any part of SW4/11/18 on Sunday 10th ... even using public transport, as I'm sure the powers that be would like me to do (e.g., Heathrow Express) you can't do it (the bridges are shut). The very least the organisers / government officials who sanction road closures should be required to do is have a route finder that works around their ridiculous programme of road closures.
Stephen

30 July 2014

PLEASE, PLEASE can you insist that the organisers consider a different route for this event next year? Yet again residents of Putney Hill will be trapped in their own homes and unable to get out from 7am until 7pm on 10th August. This is quite unacceptable, and it is not fair to have this event shut this major road off every year. Putney Hill was not even part of the Olympic road race route so there is absolutely no justification for trapping residents in their own homes like this by claiming "Olympic Legacy". Surrey residents have been given respite with rolling road closures, surely Putney residents deserve respite too, by varying the route so this unacceptable trapping does not occur to the same people year in year out?
Caroline

30 July 2014