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RideLondon takes place from 27 to 29 May 2022. Find out more about the 100-mile ride!

Road closures

Important RideLondon road closure information

From Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May 2022, extensive road closures were necessary in some parts of central London, east London and Essex for the RideLondon festival of cycling. We provided the information below to help those living, working or travelling in these areas to plan ahead.  


Travelling during RideLondon

We want you to be able to enjoy RideLondon safely and with minimum disruption to your everyday life. Key to this is planning your day and any journeys you need to make well in advance.

But before you start planning, we ask you to consider the following questions – if the answer to any is yes, it could make your journey easier:

  • Can you make your journey by public transport, bike or on foot rather than by car?
  • Can you be flexible about the time you make your journey?
  • Can you park outside the route prior to the road closures?

If making a journey is unavoidable, read the information below to find out how to get around.

  • All pavements and pedestrian areas will operate as usual during RideLondon, so if you’re able to walk you should be able to get around more easily. You may even have the chance to stop to watch the events taking place, should you wish to.

  • You can cross the RideLondon routes on foot, but for everyone's safety we ask that you only do so at designated pedestrian crossing points.
  • To cross the River Thames in central London during RideLondon, please use either Blackfriars Bridge or London Bridge, which will be open throughout the event. You can also use the Rotherhithe Tunnel or Tube or rail services.
  • The M11, M25, A13, A406 and A120 will all operate as usual on Sunday 29 May. These roads in Essex create a ‘ring’ around the event and you can use them to get around the area – this may be particularly useful if you usually use the A414.

    Please be aware that during this time the A12 will be closed in London between Bow Roundabout and Redbridge Roundabout at the A406.
    • Emergency services are fully integrated into the planning process and delivery of all RideLondon events
    • Emergencies occurring during the RideLondon events will be treated as a priority in the usual way
    • Emergency services have full access to the RideLondon event routes at any location and at any time
    • If you require the emergency services, call 999 as normal

Road closure overview

  • Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May 2022
    Temporary road closures of up to 45-minute periods will operate on both days in some areas of Essex (with no impact on London) for stages one and two of the professional women’s cycle race – the RideLondon Classique.

  • Sunday 29 May 2022 
    More than 100 miles of road closures will be in place throughout the day – significantly impacting central and east London, plus some areas of Essex – for the RideLondon-Essex 100, the mass participation ride that will feature up to 25,000 cyclists.

Road closure leaflets

You can now click below to download leaflets detailing the road closures taking place in central London, east London and Essex for RideLondon. Please read the leaflets carefully and use our road closure maps to plan your journeys in advance of the event weekend.

Community access plans

Our community access plans provide information for residents and businesses along the RideLondon event routes about how to access your property and make essential journeys during the road closures. Please use the plans in conjunction with the main road closure leaflets and vehicle crossing point maps.

Vehicle crossing points

Our vehicle crossing point maps provide details about when and where you can cross the RideLondon event routes under the supervision of event stewards. Please use the maps in conjunction with the main road closure leaflets and the community access plans.

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