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Spectator Info

Make sure you don't miss any of the action at Prudential RideLondon with our spectator guide to the world's greatest festival of cycling.

The Prudential RideLondon App

Friends and family will be able to track riders at Prudential RideLondon with the official event app for iOS and Android devices. Using the GPS tracking function in the app increases the accuracy of the rider's position, making it even easier for spectators to support riders on the route and meet them afterwards.

Tracking

Friends and family can also track riders at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey via the tracking page.

Road Closures

Roads on the Prudential RideLondon routes will be affected across the weekend of the event. Visit our road closures page to plan your journey in advance.

Prudential RideLondon Classique

The Prudential RideLondon Classique takes place on a spectacular 3.4km circuit in central London. Head to St James's Park to catch all the action as the world's best pro riders race to a sprint finish on The Mall.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

The best places to watch the Classic

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic – Great Britain’s only UCI WorldTour men’s event and the richest one-day men’s race in the world – has a spectator friendly start in Bushy Park and the iconic climb of Box Hill as its centrepiece.

Head to Bushy Park to see the world’s top professional men’s teams roll out of the picturesque setting of the park and head through Surrey to tackle the famous climb to Box Hill Village five times.

Box Hill will become a great spectator venue as the riders in the pro race tackle the climb five times. There will be a big screen with live coverage and catering on offer at the National Trust cafe throughout the day, as well as have-a-go cycling activities for avid fans to enjoy.

Top three places to watch

Bushy Park, Surrey – Rider sign on and Race Start
  • Free access to team area and rider sign on area
  • Car, bicycle and walking access via Teddington Gate
  • Limited parking in the Pheasantry Car Park
  • Nearest station: Teddington
  • Start Line next to the Diana Fountain

Box Hill, Surrey – Five laps and King of the Mountains summit

Free access to spectator viewing area at the Box Hill Cafe
  • Big TV screen and refreshments and facilities in the Box Hill Cafe
  • Parking at Dorking station
  • Walking and cycling routes from Dorking, Box Hill and Westhumble stations
  • Access to Box Hill
The Mall, St James's Park, London – Finish venue
  • Free spectator access to the Finish Area and team parking
  • Big screens with live race action
  • Catch the finish of the sportives and the pro race
  • Nearest tube stations: St James's Park, Green Park and Westminster

TV Coverage

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will be broadcast live on the BBC. Please check listings for details.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

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.

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.

Miles 0-30

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:

  • 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.

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.

Richmond Park

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 100 passes through Kingston twice – at roughly 25 miles and 85 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.

Hampton Court Palace

After crossing Kingston Bridge, the route continues along the A308 to Hampton Court Palace. Spectators can get to this stage of the sportive by heading to Hampton Court railway station.

There are very few public transport options along this section of the route beyond Hampton Court railway station, but Walton-on-Thames would be a great place to catch the action.

Miles 30-65

Weybridge and West Byfleet

With its quality restaurants, cafes and shopping, Weybridge – accessible via Weybridge station – is a perfect place to watch the sportive.

Further along the route, there are festivals in both West Byfleet and Pyrford, offering spectators the opportunity to take in the action on big screens while they enjoy local food stalls, live bands and lots of other entertainment.

Newlands Corner and Abinger Hammer

Newlands Corner offers some of the best views of the Surrey Hills, but it will, unfortunately, be difficult to access on the day because of the necessary road closures around the route. If you are prepared to walk up to this beautiful spot though, you will be rewarded.

Alternatively, the area of Abinger Hammer and Gomshall is a great option if you're looking to catch the action away from central London. Gomshall station has a limited service on the day of the sportive – visit for up-to-date travel details.

Leith Hill and Dorking

The big climb up Leith Hill is a tough part of the sportive but is a great spot for spectators to support riders from. The route then hits Guildford Road, at which point it turns east to Westcott and the 63-mile point before continuing eastwards towards the town of Dorking.

Dorking – a perfect balance of town and country – will be a great place to watch the action and offers plenty to keep spectators entertained.

Miles 65-100

Box Hill and Leatherhead

After the summit of Box Hill, the sportive takes a left turn to Headley and on to Leatherhead, where the third Hub for riders will be based at the Swan Shopping Centre at the 75-mile mark.

Oxshott and Esher

Oxshott is easily accessible by train, and there are several pubs in the village. The route then continues on to Esher, which marks the journey back into London. Thames Ditton and Surbiton stations are both well within walking distance of this stage of the route.

Wimbledon

After passing through Kingston for the second time, riders will reach the 90-mile mark in 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

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.

Westminster

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.

The Finish

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.

Travel Info

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 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 .

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

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.

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.

Miles 0-27

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:

  • 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.

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.

Richmond Park

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.

Miles 27-46

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.

Wimbledon

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

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.

Westminster

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.

The Finish

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.

Travel Info

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 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 .