Rider Info

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 cyclists

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 Rider Info


Congratulations to all riders who took part in the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46! We hope you had an enjoyable Ride Day.

The 2020 edition of the sportive will take place on Sunday 16 August and the public ballot will open early next year. If you're feeling inspired to take on a new challenge, the ballot for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is open now.

Rider Times

Find your time from the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 on our Rider Times page.

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Final Instructions

Final Instructions for participants in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 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.


All participants must register and collect their rider documents at the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show at ExCeL London before Ride Day.

You will receive a confirmation email containing your QR code which you will need to bring with you to the Cycling Show, along with photographic identification, such as a passport or driving licence, in order to collect your Rider Pack.

More information about Registration – and what to do if you can't attend the Cycling Show – will be available in your confirmation email and event Final Instructions.

Getting to the Start

Full details on how to get to the Start of the event will be available on our Transport Options page and in your Final Instructions in mid-July.

Start Times

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 riders will set off in waves from 09:00 on Ride Day. Participants will be notified of their start time by email, and in the event Final Instructions (subject to change for 2020).

The Route

The route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 offers a perfect, traffic-free ride for a range of cyclists, from young people aged 16+ to riders new to sportives.

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Route Profile

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The first and last riders in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 are expected to reach each location at the times listed below.

Please note: the 'Last Riders' column below does not indicate cut-off times for riders. Cut-off times are listed in your Final Instructions.

Start – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 0 08:55 09:30
Trafalgar Square 10.7 09:30 10:15
Chiswick Bridge 18 09:50 10:45
Pembroke Lodge 22 10:00 11:03
Hampton Court 27 10:15 11:25
Kingston-upon-Thames 31.7 10:30 11:45
Wimbledon Village 37.4 10:48 12:10
Finish – The Mall 46 11:15 12:50

Your Bike

You must use a roadworthy and permitted bicycle in the sportive. See below for more details.

Permitted bikes

The following cycles are permitted in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46:

  • 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 46-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 46.
Non-permitted bikes

The following cycles are not permitted in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46:

  • Fixed wheel with no brakes
  • Fixed wheel with only a front brake
  • Any bicycle with only one brake
  • Unicycles
  • Penny Farthings
  • Quadcycles
  • BMX
  • 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 secured a ballot place in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and need to withdraw, please read our Deferred Entry information for more details.

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.