ŠKODA Cycling

28 - 30 July 2017

  • City

    1

  • Days

    2

  • Kids Wecome

  • Individual Winners

    5

  • Brompton World Championship

Prudential Ride London

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2012, Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with over 100,000 cyclists expected to be participating across 8 events on traffic-free roads during the weekend of 28-30 July 2017.

In a nutshell

3 day weekend event (Friday/Saturday/Sunday). There are 8 events within the 3 days–and has something for both the amateur, keen and professional cyclists. It’s the 'London Marathon' of cycling.

Friday 28th July 2017

Prudential RideLondon weekend kicks off on Friday 28 July with the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix at the Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

1. Grand Prix

The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix features:

  • Two handcycle races: the Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Grand Prix for injured veteran servicemen and women, and the Prudential RideLondon Elite Handcycle Grand Prix for top international handcyclists.
  • The Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix: a programme of four races with a boys and girls race for the Youth B category (open to riders aged U14) and a boys and girls race for the Youth A category (open to riders aged U16)
  • The Prudential RideLondon BMX Grand Prix for boys and girls in four age categories (for riders aged U8, 9-10 years, 11-12 years and 13-14 years)
  • The Grand Prix Festival Zone will also be packed with cycling-based entertainment, and entry is free for all the family.

Saturday 29th July 2017

There are three events happening on the Saturday:

1. Freecycle - 09:00-16:00

This is for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of riding around London’s streets when they’re traffic free. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to have a few hours of fun. Usually over 70,000 people participate in this.

Look out for the ŠKODA stands where you can take part in lots of fun activities and win lots of prizes. The Festival Zones will feature stunt cyclists, bike polo, Penny Cycle Scalextrics, cycle cinema, drumming cyclists, a picnic area and much more. Click here to see the full list of activities.

Here are the festival areas:

  • Green Park
  • Guildhall Festival Zone
  • Aldwych Festival Zone
  • St. Paul's Festival Zone
  • Leaderhall Market Festival Zone
  • Lincoln's Inn Fields Festival Zone

Sunday 30th July 2017

There are 4 events happening on the Sunday:

1

London-Surrey 100

05:45-17:30 (approx.)

An all day event for people who wish to raise money for charity or do a marathon bike ride. This is ballot based and 25,000+ participants take on the 100 mile stretch!

2

Peloton Relay

The Business & Charity Peloton Relay requires a team of four riders representing the same organisation or charity. The team works together to ride the 100 miles as follows: Rider 1 rides 100 miles, Rider 2 rides 74 miles, Rider 3 rides 52 miles, Rider 4 rides 25 miles.

3

London-Surrey 46

09:00-14:00 (approx.)

This sportive (remember it’s not a race) is comprised of a spectacular 46-mile ride around London. Its been specifically created for younger and newer cyclists.

4

London-Surrey Classic

13:15-18:15 (approx.)

The pinnacle of the whole weekend. See the world’s best cyclists battle it out to win. It’ll be a very fast and furious showdown with over 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists taking on the 200km challenge. This is LIVE on BBC1.

Did you know?

28,000 fig rolls are given out to the sportive riders.

138,000 litres of water was distributed in 2015.

Tips and tricks

Whether you’re taking a gentle freecycle or battling it out with the rest of the pros, there are lots of different ways to make sure you get the best out of your ride like how to train hills for flats, how to build a better core, learning the art of tapering. Click here to see the Prudential RideLondon page to see how you can make your rides better

Medal time

Sir Bradley Wiggins has helped to design the commemorative medal for the finishers of the 46 event. The legendary multi-Olympic medallist and Tour de France winner has championed the launch of the 46-mile sportive, which he describes as the perfect introduction to road cycling.

Introducing our new cycling partners

View our recent Q&A with top British cyclists and bloggers Hannah Barnes and Juliet Elliott.

2015

Watch the video above and take a look at the fun that was had.

It’s a particularly good opportunity for Londoners who would like to cycle, but don’t currently feel comfortable doing so, to build their confidence on a route that takes in some of the most iconic sights of our city

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

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