Classic

Spectator Info

Where are the best places to watch the event?

The whole route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is unticketed, so everyone will be able to watch for free. Certain areas will be closed to spectators for safety reasons, but there are plenty of great places to catch the action.

The following route map and information will help you pick out the perfect spot to watch 150 of the world's top pro cyclists take on a 200km route through London and Surrey.

Catch The Start

One option is for cycling fans to head to Horse Guards Parade next to St James's Park, where spectators will be able to see the pro riders signing in and putting the finishing touches to their preparation ahead of the race.

Central London

Another great option is to catch the action along the route as the riders zip through central London, heading through Trafalgar Square, along Pall Mall and up St James's Street before turning left onto Piccadilly for a five-mile section of 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:

  • Piccadilly
  • Green Park
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Knightsbridge
  • South Kensington
  • Gloucester Road
  • Earls Court
  • Barons Court

West Kensington Station on the District Line is also right next to the A4.

Surrey

The pro riders will head out of the capital and over Chiswick Bridge as they make their way towards Surrey's stunning countryside.

The 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will once again feature multiple circuits in the Surrey Hills, including five passages through Dorking where there will be two big screens, making it a great sport for spectators.

After cycling through Abinger Hammer and Westcott the riders will go through Dorking for the first time before heading south to Coldharbour to climb Leith Hill.

Once the pro riders have climbed Leith Hill, they will head through Dorking again before tackling three circuits through Westhumble to Ranmore Common. They will then race back through Dorking for a final time and on to Box Hill.

The direct route back into London, used by the 2012 Olympic road race, via Leatherhead, Oxshott and Esher, will see the distance from the final climb to the finish shortened, bringing into play a greater tactical element as the sprinters' teams battle to bring back any breakaway moves made in the hills.

Kingston

There will be a huge family-friendly festival in Kingston town centre, which the cyclists pass through twice. As well as lining the route to cheer on riders, spectators will be able to enjoy a bike-based street party and make the most of Kingston's many shops, restaurants and cafes.

Green Park Big Screen

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will also be shown live on a big screen in Green Park, where you can meet friends and family to relax if you have taken part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 or Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46.

TV Coverage

There will be live coverage of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on BBC TV on Sunday 30 July 2017. Check your TV listings for details.