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Prudential RideLondon – Saturday 9 August and Sunday 10 August

08/08/2014

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On Saturday 9 August and Sunday 10 August 2014 the Prudential RideLondon event takes place in London and there will be road closures and changes to the road layout to accommodate the events. 

Once again there are four separate events and these are:

Freecycle – Saturday 9 August 2014 – this is a 10 mile route in central London

Grand Prix – Saturday 9 August 2014 – this is a series of races in St James’s Park

London – Surrey 100 – Sunday 10 August 2014 – this is the race for the general public that starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, goes out to Surrey and then ends on The Mall

London – Surrey Classic – Sunday 10 August 2014 – this is the same as the 100 race but for 150 top cyclists only

Routes

Maps showing the routes for the different events can be found here:

Freecycle route

Grandprix route

London – Surrey 100

London – Surrey Classic

Road closures

To allow the different events to take place some roads will be closed and details of where these will be, the closure times and when the roads are expected to reopen can be found in the leaflets available on our website here. Road closures for the events on Sunday will be in place from 05:00 and roads will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Roads in east London are expected to reopen from 13:30 whilst in central London all roads, apart from The Mall, are expected to reopen by 20:00.

The Mall will be closed from 07:00 on Friday 8 August until 06:00 Monday 11 August.

Bridges 

Southwark Bridge and Westminster Bridge will be closed on Saturday from 05:00 until around 18:00. A number of bridges in central London will be closed until the evening on Sunday 10 August but Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge will remain open all day.

Taxi ranks

There will be some changes to taxi ranks for the duration of the event and this includes suspensions or access restrictions, however these have been kept to a minimum.

The table below provides details of special arrangements in place for specific ranks. The times when rank suspensions finish are dependent upon roads being reopened and this will happen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Location

Arrangements Sunday 10 August 2014

Westfield Avenue (The Cow pub)

– Rank suspended between 05:00 and 10:30 and between  12:30 and 13:30

– The taxi ranks in the Broadway, Meridian Square and Montfichet Road will be operational 

East Smithfield

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 09:30 and between 12:30 and 13:30

Whitehall Place

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 20:00

Whitehall Court

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 20:00

Pall Mall

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 15:00

St James’s Street

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 15:00

Knightsbridge (Mandarin Oriental Hotel)

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 15:00 

Harrods

– Brompton Road

– Hans Road

– Ranks suspended between 05:00 and 15:00

– The taxi rank in Basil Street/Hans Crescent will be operational and the direction of traffic in Hans Road will be reversed

Cromwell Road (V&A Museum)

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 15:00

Thurloe Place

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 15:00

Cromwell Road (Bratts)

– Rank suspended between 05:00 and 06:00 (this rank is only operational between 00:00 and 06:00)

Cromwell Road (Queensbury Place)

Rank suspended between 05:00 and 06:00 (this rank is only operational between 00:00 and 06:00)

Wood Street (Station forecourt)

– Rank suspended between 05:00 and 19:00

– The marshalled taxi rank will operate as normal on Saturday night

– The rank in Eden Street (Primark) will remain operational throughout the day

Clarence Street (John Lewis)

Rank suspended between 07:30 and 19:00

High Street (Putney Station)

– Rank suspended between 07:30 and 19:00

– The hours of the taxi rank in Upper Richmond Road will be extended and this will operate all day on the Sunday

Coombe Lane (Raynes Park Station)

Rank suspended between 07:30 and 19:00

Worple Road

Rank suspended between 07:30 and 19:00

Transport for London – London Taxi and Private Hire 

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