Advance warning of road and bridge closures for Ride London bike event

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Residents are being reminded that the Prudential Ride London cycle event on the first weekend in August will affect travel in parts of the borough.

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Thousands of cyclists, both amateur and professional, are expected to take part in a series of Mayoral and TfL sponsored and supported bike events on Sunday, August 4.

The all-day event is based largely on the London 2012 Olympic cycling competition and will have a major effect on travel throughout south west London and in Putney town centre in particular.

To accommodate the riders, the following local roads will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 7.30am on the day. They are expected to reopen at around 7.30pm, although this timing is subject to change.

• Wimbledon Parkside SW19
• Tibbet’s Corner SW19
• Tibbet’s Ride SW15
• Putney Hill SW15
• Putney High Street SW15

Putney Bridge would normally be closed to traffic in both directions but will remain open to reduce pressure on local roads caused by the current indefinite closure of Hammersmith Bridge. As a result localised vehicle traffic will be able to cross the bridge between the lower Richmond Road and Fulham High Street.

There will also be restrictions at Wandsworth Bridge which will be closed to all but local residents who need access.

Normal bus services will also be subject to change.

For full details and maps showing road closures and restrictions please visit

More information is also available at

For assistance with planning journeys visit the Transport for London (TfL) website at

The event will see riders setting off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London heading for the Surrey Hills before returning to central London and a finishing line in The Mall.