Information event for RideLondon festival
Top cyclists will be sweeping through Wimbledon as part of the RideLondon bike festival on Sunday August 4.
The route of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will go through Raynes Park, into Wimbledon, up Wimbledon Hill towards Wimbledon Common.
Wimbledon Hill Road will be the last incline on a route, which is a variation of the London 2012 road cycling race, and will have come through Surrey before finishing on The Mall.
Earlier in the day, thousands of amateur riders taking part in the London-Surrey 100 will race on a similar route. This will also go through Wimbledon.
All of these roads form part of the inbound route for the cyclists taking part in the events, which start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and run through London and Surrey before returning to the capital to finish along The Mall.
The map of all the affected roads in Merton is below:
There will be crossing points along the route for pedestrians and cyclists, while footways alongside closed roads will be open as normal to ensure that pedestrian access to properties isn't affected.
Drivers are being advised to avoid driving in areas around the route if possible – and those that do need to use the roads should plan ahead and allow more time for their journey. Parking along the route will be suspended throughout the day.
Some bus services will be diverted, temporarily suspended or terminate earlier than their usual destination as a result of the road closures – and there will be stops that are temporarily relocated or suspended.
Other significant nearby closures on the day include Richmond Park, which will be closed to traffic all day, Chiswick Bridge, the A4 westbound to the Hogarth Roundabout, Wimbledon town centre and Wimbledon Village.
RideLondon will be at the Love Wimbledon information point on the upper shopping level. Anybody who wants to find out more about the event should go along to Centre Court from 12-3pm. For more information on RideLondon, go to www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/.
June 23, 2013