Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle

Saturday 30 July 2016

The next Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle will take place from 09:00 on Saturday 30 July 2016. It will offer a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London.

The 2016 event, which is part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London’s office, will showcase new areas of the capital. The route will again take in the Strand and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and returns to the Victoria Embankment, taking in a section of the newly opened East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3).

The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.

2016 registration now open

It's free to register so sign up now, or simply come along on the day and join in the fun! If you registered before Wednesday 15 June 2016, you will be sent a free souvenir tabard. Free goody bags will also be available for all registrants from the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show at ExCeL from 28-30 July 2016.

Festival Zones

London’s iconic Southbank is added to festival sites in 2016 which include Guildhall Yard, Leadenhall Market, St Paul’s Churchyard, Aldwych, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Green Park as official Festival Zones.

A wide range of bike-based entertainment and activities will take place at each site during the day.

There will be music and entertainment all along the route with bands, music bikes, stilt bicycles, Penny Farthings, stagecoaches and rickshaws, with bike doctors on hand in case of any technical problems. Each Festival Zone will have cycle parking where participants can leave their bikes while they enjoy the free entertainment on offer.

Additional elements as standard at each site include hydration stations, event medical, bike mechanic and information point.

Please visit our dedicated Festival Zones page for more information on the entertainment on offer during FreeCycle.

Hire a bike!

Would you like to try cycling but don't have a bike? Maybe you want to introduce friends or family who haven't cycled before. Renting a bike is a great way to get started. Visit renting a bike in London to see some of the many options available to you.