2016 Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show (July 29-31)

More than 100,000 cyclists are expected to participate to the 4th edition of Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show, set during the weekend of 29-31 July 2016.

Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show, a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games, aims to become “a world-class festival of cycling“. It opens to amateurs as well as professionals. More than 100,000 cyclists should participate to the 4th edition, set during the weekend of 29-31 July 2016. The Mayor of London and Surrey County Council are the developers of the festival. The event manager is the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP).

This flagship event is part of the London Mayor and TfL’s cycling programme. This first includes a cycle-hire scheme and network of cycle superhighways across London. There is also an easy and secure cycle parking development programme. Last, it includes wayfinding and investment in cycling in outer London as child and adult cycling training courses. Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show also aims to generate sustainable, long-term economic benefit to London and the UK alongside the money raised for good causes.

2016 Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show Programme

The weekend will kick off with the Ride London Grand Prix. On Saturday July 30th, the women’s Classique race will take place in central London. On the same day, the family-oriented FreeCycle will allow people of all ages and abilities to cycle around traffic-free roads in London. The track will be an eight-mile loop in landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral. Music and entertainment festival zones appear along the route.

In the evening, the Brompton World Championship folding bike race takes place in St James’s Park. But the big event of the weekend come the next day, on Sunday July 31, with the Ride100 (Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100). It consists of a 100-mile mass participation sportive beginning in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishing on The Mall.

Official Website: www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
Original Article:  www.cyclingweekly.co.uk