Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling events
Latest update 14.07.2015 13:16
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey is an annual world-class festival of cycling. It is a key legacy of the Olympics and we are delighted to be supporting this international cycling event.
The race route crosses National Trust sites at Box Hill, Leith Hill, Denbies Hillside and Ranmore Common. It passes close to many other special places in Surrey, such as Ham House, the River Wey Navigations, Hatchlands Park, Leith Hill Place, Polesden Lacey, Headley Heath, Claremont Landscape Garden and The Homewood.
The Zig-Zag Road at Box Hill became known worldwide as an iconic symbol of the 2012 games. People have visited Box Hill for centuries and today it remains a year-round destination for cycling, walking, fresh air and health. Leith Hill is the biggest hill climb challenge on the route and this year Leith Hill Tower celebrates its 250th anniversary.
We know from our experience with the Olympics that it is possible to balance the needs of top class sport, visitor enjoyment and nature conservation. We will continue to work with Natural England to protect and care for our outstanding natural habitats.
What is Prudential RideLondon-Surrey?
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey has been developed by the Mayor of London, London & Partners and Transport for London in partnership with Surrey County Council. The event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP).
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, on Sunday 2 August 2015, will see over 25,000 amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge through London and Surrey on a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, later that day will see some of the world’s top cyclists follow an extended route. There are other exciting race events in central London on Saturday 1 August.
There will be road closures in these areas and for travel advice or queries we recommend that you visit the RideLondon website: www.ridelondon.co.uk
Sunday 2 August:
- Ham House and Garden is open as usual.
- River Wey Navigations and Dapdune Wharf are open as usual
- Claremont Landscape Garden and The Homewood are open as usual and can be accessed from Cobham.
- Hatchlands Park is open as usual.
- Leith Hill Place will be closed
- Polesden Lacey is open as usual, with road access via the A3, B2039 to Ockham and A246 to Bookham.
- We do not recommend that you watch the race from Box Hill or Leith Hill.