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Route Access

You can enter and exit at any point along the route, do as many laps as you like and come and go as you please. There’s also a shorter two-mile loop that takes in The Mall, Whitehall, Embankment, Parliament Square and Birdcage Walk, if you don’t want to venture too far from Green Park. Cyclists will also be able to stop off en route to enjoy a range of bike-based entertainment and activities.

What’s Happening Where

In addition to the great cycling you’ll experience, there will also be music and entertainment all along the route with music zones, music bikes, bands on bikes, stilt bicycles, Penny Farthings, stagecoaches and rickshaws, with bike doctors on hand in case of any technical problems.

Festival Zones

This year, Guildhall Yard and Leadenhall Market join Green Park, Tower Hill and St Paul’s Churchyard as official Festival Zones. A wide range of bike-based entertainment and activities (see below) will take place at each site during the day. Each Festival Zone will have cycle parking for participants to leave their bikes while they enjoy the free entertainment on offer.

Green Park

  • Big screen and stage with all-day entertainment from the Mayor of London’s Gigs Competition – London’s Biggest Busking Competition
  • Mountain Bike Challenge – 200m mountain bike course for beginners and more advanced riders
  • Lee Valley Velo Park Challenge – a virtual try out of the Olympic Velodrome with spot prizes
  • Guinness World Records Street Trials Battle – six of the world’s best riders compete to break the top world records in cycle trials riding. There will be shows, demos and record attempts throughout the day
  • Go Ride Racing – British Cycling's scheme to get more under 16s into competitive cycling
  • Balance Bike Challenge – balance bikes for kids aged 18 months to five years
  • Transport for London’s cycling hub – offering sample cycle training sessions, bike security marking and information on cycling in London
  • Cycle Superhero zone – kids area with loads of costume making, facepainting, a graffiti wall and entertainment
  • Customise-Your-Tabard zone – kids area with paints and glitter and lots more to give your tabard a makeover 
  • Bling-Your-Bike zone – lots of bits to customise your bike and give it a colourful new lease of life
  • Tabard signing – get your tabard signed by the stars of the cycling world and other celebrities
  • Outdoor games including giant Jenga, Connect Four, table football and lots more
  • Exchanging Places – innovative cycle safety awareness scheme
  • Bike marking – get your bike security marked by the Metropolitan Police
  • Cycle Food Court – enjoy a variety of healthy, tasty food options from around the world
  • Plus don’t miss a whole host of other activity and entertainment from our partners British Cycling, CTC, Sustrans and lots more...

St Paul’s Churchyard

  • Bike polo with matches by pros and polo try-outs for spectators by London Hardcourt Bike Polo Association
  • Penny Farthing polo matches and try-outs by the Penny Farthing Club
  • Street velodrome – the world's only pop-up cycling track event. Watch the pros and have a go yourself
  • Flat Land Street Cycle – a display of breathtaking urban BMX tricks performed on the street
  • Kiddi Moto – balance bike racing for two to 12-year-olds
  • Pedal-powered juice bar – pedal to produce your own tasty glass of juice!
  • Pedal-powered Sound – DJs entertain with pedal-powered sounds and beats
  • Bike Works all ability bike try-outs – take to the streets, or have a go in our try-out area, on a whole host of bikes

Guildhall Yard

  • Prudential RideLondon Bike Bell Orchestra and 600 riders attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest bike bell ensemble
  • Extreme Uni Cyclists – the world’s only stunt unicycle team will perform and amaze you
  • TfL Workshop Stage – interactive fun that shows the benefits of cycling
  • Access Sport BMX try-out showcasing the best of London’s BMX riders
  • Puncture Kit - the drumming cyclist

Leadenhall Market

  • London Bike Market will showcase the best of cycling in London
  • Central stage featuring Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors by The Handlebards, Hoxton Radio DJs, live music from cycling-themed acts Me for Queen and Dublo
  • Bike Build – British bike builders join forces to create the Prudential RideLondon bike frame
  • Makers Market will showcase the makers and craftspeople working in cycling,highlights include a pedal-powered printing press and saddle making from south London saddle surgery plus many of the finest makers in independent cycling

Tower Hill

  • Sustrans will organise lots of great activities including art bike, bling-your-bike, badge making and cycling maps and info, pedal-powered cinema and more…
  • Disco Shed – pedal-powered garden party with music, lights, bubble machine and dance workshop
  • Pedal-powered Scalextric – race your mates with a pedalling twist to this popular game
  • Virtual velodrome – hit the virtual track and race your friends and family
  • Pedal-powered quiz – test your brain as well as your fitness with this fun activity
  • Cycling for all with Get Cycling – try out one of a whole host of bikes on the route, or in the try-out zone
  • Bike Cafe – grab a cofee and relax in the stunning surroundings of Tower Hill Gardens