Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 Rider Info
Congratulations to all riders who took part in the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19! We hope you had an enjoyable Ride Day.
The 2020 edition of the sportive will take place on Sunday 16 August. Entries will open in 2020.
Find your time from the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 on our Rider Times page.
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Please note: the below information relates to the 2019 event and is subject to change for 2020.
Final Instructions for participants in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 will be emailed to all riders and are available to view below.
Please note: the Final Instructions currently contain information related to the 2019 event and are subject to change for 2020.
The Final Instructions tell you everything you need to know to have a trouble-free Ride Day, but please find below some key information to help you plan for the event.
Riders in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 must register and collect their Rider Pack to be able to take part in the event. There are two registration options:
- Register at the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show, ExCeL, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL.
- Register at the Information Point at Sandown Park on Ride Day.
Getting to the Start
There are a number of simple ways to get to the Start of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 at Sandown Park racecourse in Esher:
You can cycle to the event and access the Start Area via More Lane, but please note a number of roads in the area will be closed to facilitate Prudential RideLondon. Visit our road closures page to plan your journey.
Sandown Park is 1.2 miles and a 10-minute cycle from Esher station, which is a 28-minute journey from Waterloo and 12 minutes from Wimbledon. South Western Railway will be providing additional services to Esher but normal restrictions apply to the carriage of bicycles on public transport in London. Please plan your journey in advance by visiting tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey
We recommend cycling or using public transport to get to the Start, but if you do decide to drive, please allow extra time for your journey due to the extensive road closures in place. Please use the A3, exiting at Cobham (Painshill) Junction. Follow the signs for the A245 towards Cobham before taking a left to A307 Portsmouth Road. Follow the A307 all the way to Esher where vehicles will be directed to More Lane (where the entrance to the site is located). Please remember that if you do drive to Sandown Park, you will have to return there from The Mall after you have completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 to collect your vehicle.
To plan your journey to the Start and from the Finish on The Mall, please read your Final Instructions.
There are a variety of activities at the Start Area – including a DJ truck to help you warm up for the ride, and a wide selection of food and drinks options so you can fuel up with friends and family ahead of the event.
Riders will depart in waves from 14:00 from Sandown Park in Esher. Riders will be notified of their start time by email in early July.
Starting at Sandown Park in Surrey, the event takes in the final 19 miles of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 route, going through south west London, over Putney Bridge and into the centre of the capital to the spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
You must use a roadworthy and permitted bicycle in the sportive. See below for more details.
The following cycles are permitted in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19:
- e-bikes – Only those cycles that comply with current UK/EU legal requirements for ‘electrically assisted pedal cycles’ (EAPCs) are permitted in the sportive.
EAPCs still require the rider to pedal and the electric motor, with a maximum power of 250 watts, cannot provide assistance when travelling at more than 25 km/h (15.5mph). Participants using e-bikes must still meet the age requirements for entering the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19 (12 years old and above).
- Road Bike – probably the most common bicycle used in the event due to comfort and efficiency over a long distance.
- Hybrid – typically more upright riding position designed for multi-surfaces. Usually more robust tyres and construction.
- Mountain Bike – designed for off-road use with knobbly tyres. Comfortable but not efficient for a long road ride. Use slick tyres if riding on roads.
- Single Speed – single speeds with a fixed or freewheel are permitted as long as they have two handlebar-operated brakes – one front and one rear.
- Folding Bike – designed for the commute. Please consider carefully if this is the most appropriate bike to use.
- Cruiser Bike – heavy, upright, minimal gears. Not designed for sportives. Although permitted, these bikes are not recommended for a 19-mile ride.
- Tricycles – offers an option for those requiring more balance. Lightweight models designed to be efficient over long distances. Heavier than a road bike due to the extra frame and wheel. Please consider the suitability of this bike for the route.
- Handcycles – All handcycles and hybrids – including tricycles and recumbent bikes – will be permitted at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19.
The following cycles are not permitted in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19:
- Fixed wheel with no brakes
- Fixed wheel with only a front brake
- Any bicycle with only one brake
- Penny Farthings
- Towed trailers
- Child carriers
- Tag-a-long trailers bicycles
- Trailer bicycles
- Cargo bicycles
- Specialist time-trial bicycles are not allowed as they do not allow for immediate control of the bicycle.
- Stride driven or stand up machines such as elliptical cycles
- Any bicycle without 360° rider visibility
- Unconventional handlebars (including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars) are not allowed.
- Handlebars without bar-end plugs are not permitted.
If you have a specific question that is not answered on this page or in the Final Instructions, please read our FAQs for more information.