Beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 follows the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the first 27 miles and last 17 miles, with a new two-mile section linking the two parts together.
The following information will help you find a great spot to catch the action and cheer on your friends and family.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
If you have friends or family taking part in the sportive, we strongly recommend you do not accompany them to the Start at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the morning of Sunday 31 July.
Access to the Start Area will be tough for spectators as public transport will be limited at that time in the morning, there will be extensive road closures in place and parking will be extremely difficult.
Piccadilly to Hammersmith
Riders will turn off the Embankment and head through Trafalgar Square, along Pall Mall and up St James's Street before turning left onto Piccadilly for a five-mile section along the A4.
There are plenty of London Underground stations to transport you to the heart of the action. The following Piccadilly Line stations will put spectators within a five-minute walk of the route along the A4:
- Green Park
- Hyde Park Corner
- South Kensington
- Gloucester Road
- Earls Court
- Barons Court
West Kensington Station on the District Line is also right next to the A4.
Chiswick to Mortlake
At mile 17, riders will turn south off the A4 at Hogarth roundabout and onto the A316 to cross the Thames at Chiswick Bridge before completing a short spell on the A205, turning up East Sheen Lane and into Richmond Park via Sheen Gate.
Spectators should head to Mortlake station to get to this section of the sportive on public transport.
The closest stations to this part of the route are Richmond Underground station on the District line and Richmond National Rail station.
If you are planning to walk from the station up the hill into Richmond Park, you should plan for the walk to take around 30 minutes.
Kingston Upon Thames
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 passes through Kingston twice – at roughly 25 miles and 32 miles – so spectators will have two opportunities to cheer on riders and enjoy the street festival taking place in the town.
Kingston, Norbiton and Hampton Wick stations are a short walk from the sportive route.
After heading south through Thames Ditton and Western Green the route turns to the east at the Scilly Isles, taking riders back into London through Kingston and over Putney Bridge to cross the River Thames for a final time.
Riders then follow the Embankment all the way alongside the Thames, heading past some of London's most famous landmarks.
After making their way across Parliament Square, up Whitehall and left at Trafalgar Square, riders will stream under Admiralty Arch before a spectacular finish on The Mall.
After passing through Kingston for the second time, riders will pass through Raynes Park and Wimbledon, which offers an ideal vantage point to watch the day's events; the station is well connected and the Love Wimbledon Street Party is sure to be a treat.
Putney is a great place for spectators; well connected, with East Putney Underground and Putney rail station, it is also the point where the route crosses the Thames for the last time before heading into Chelsea.
While the final mile will see riders head past the Houses of Parliament, through Trafalgar Square and under Admiralty Arch on the way to the iconic finish on The Mall, spectators should be aware that this area is likely to be particularly crowded.
Spectators can meet up with friends and family who took part in the sportive at the Meet and Greet Area in Green Park. The trees in this part of the park will be marked with letters of the alphabet so you can arrange to meet at your family initial or at another pre-arranged letter.
This area will be busy but do NOT be tempted to congregate around the exits from the secure area closer to the Finish Line. This causes enormous congestion and health and safety issues for the crowds in this area.
Please note that train timetables, station opening times and access are all subject to last-minute changes. Spectators should visit the 'Live travel news' section of the Transport for London website for live updates in London.
For updates to other rail services along the route, or to check whether train operating companies have any restrictions in place during the weekend, visit the the National Rail Network website.