Reminder of road closures for Sunday’s Prudential Ride London bike event

Published: Tuesday 28th July 15

Residents are being reminded that this weekend’s Prudential Ride London cycle event will affect travel in many parts of the borough.

This large scale cycling event is being staged on both days this weekend – but will have a particularly significant impact locally on Sunday, August 2. 

Sunday's races will have the biggest impact locally

In Wandsworth the following roads will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Sunday. 

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

These roads are scheduled to be closed from 7am to around 7.30pm but Putney High Street will be closed at 6am to allow crowd barriers to be installed.

Chelsea Bridge, Albert Bridge and Battersea Bridge will all be closed while Wandsworth Bridge will be closed with access for residents only from 7am to around 7.30pm.

This is to allow the following three events to be staged:

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (6am - 5.30pm) sees thousands of amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then onto a 100-mile route in London to Surrey, and finishing on The Mall. The event also includes a business relay with teams of four riders who will each ride 25 miles.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (1.30pm – 6.30pm) involves 150 of the world's top pro cyclists, racing on a 200km route from central London to Surrey. Now in its third year, the race will be televised live by BBC Sport.

Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic (8.30am – 9.30am) sees 50 top handcyclists race from Kingston to the finish line at The Mall, in the second year of the event. The event will include Paralympic medallists who will race over a 15-mile route.

For more information about the event visit For maps showing the routes and road closures visit

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Recent comments

Putney Hill closed from 7am, and first cyclist appear at 10am. Completely unnecessary. I don't like being kettled in - where is the consultation? You need to ask residents how they feel about this now annual event.

3 August 2015

It is disgraceful that whole swathes of Greater London become no-go areas so that those who pay no Road Tax and are not compelled by law to have Insurance can cavort about and ruin everyone else's weekend. How do we stop it?

2 August 2015

This is absolutely ridiculous and not thought through properly. I am working today and it is going to be a nightmare for me to get to work. I live in Battersea and commute to West London and the main road I need to cross over to get into work is closed. I work for the NHS so if I can not make it to work or I am delayed this will cause major problems for the service. What about us people that actually work and pay taxes? Are we supposed to miss work for a bike ride? Why not do an event like this out of London where its not so busy? When I miss a days work are you going to pay towards my rent/bills?? There is no tube station in Battersea so tell me how I am suppose to get to work. This is so inconsiderate and causing major disruptions.
Ms Smyth

2 August 2015

This is the third year running that Putney Hill residents will be trapped in their own homes for an entire day. This is completely unreasonable especially as Surrey residents negotiated rolling road closures rather than complete road closures. I am extremely disappointed the council has not lobbied the organisers to implement this in Wandsworth, or, even better, to vary the route each year so that the same residents are not inconvenienced year on year. Please can the council show better leadership over this - I am not against the race per se but the organisers need to be more reasonable about the needs of residents to travel by car on the day. Not everyone can rearrange or take public transport and this needs to be better taken into account

28 July 2015