Sir Bradley Wiggins met young riders from three charities at the Lee Valley VeloPark today as he officially launched the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46, the new event that will be part of Prudential RideLondon 2016, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, in London and Surrey on 30-31 July.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 on Sunday 31 July is a 46-mile ride on traffic-free roads, starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London immediately after the last start wave of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, and finishing on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. See route map here.
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 will route riders along Hampton Court Way, enabling 22 miles of the route through Surrey to be opened 30-45 minutes earlier than in previous years. Local access to and from Thames Ditton via Embercourt Road will be maintained all day on Sunday 31 July.
Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said: “There can be no doubt that the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 has inspired many more people to get on their bikes and enjoy the benefits of cycling and this new 46-mile ride will broaden the appeal of the festival still further, while also allowing a 22-mile stretch of the route through Surrey to be reopened to traffic up to 45 minutes earlier.”
The full media release from organisers Prudential RideLondon is available here.