Discuss transport problems cause by huge cycle event
Local Residents and businesses are invited to grill the organisers of August’s RideLondon cycling event about potential transport problems at a special drop-in event taking place on Wednesday, June 26 at Fulham Broadway.
Organised by The Mayor of London and Transport for London, RideLondon will see 20,000 amateur cyclists ride their bikes through the borough on Sunday, August 4.
The amateur event will be followed by an elite race with approximately 150 cyclists.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is warning all residents to expect significant transport disruption throughout the day, with major roads and bridges closed to traffic.
However, unlike last year’s Olympic event, the route for RideLondon will be split, with cyclists riding out of London across the Hammersmith Flyover before completing a course in Surrey and returning through Fulham.
This change of route, together with the huge number of cyclists, means that there will be disruption to transport across the entire borough on Sunday, August 4.
Officials from The Mayor of London, TfL and fellow organising bodies London & Partners and the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership will be answering questions from the public at the Fulham Broadway shopping centre (outside Sainsbury’s) on Wednesday June 26, from 4pm to 7pm.
The amateur race will set off from the Olympic Park from 6am before travelling through central London. The professional race will start from the same location from 1pm.
The cyclists for both events will ride along the A4 and over the Hammersmith Flyover, before heading over Chiswick Bridge into Hounslow, Richmond upon Thames, and Kingston upon Thames. The cyclists will then head into Surrey and return via Putney Bridge and New Kings Road, before finishing on the Mall.
The race organisers have already written to all borough residents and will do so again soon with further details about road closures and a map.
Hot on the heels of the incredibly successful Olympic cycling events, these events are part of a world class Olympic legacy festival of cycling taking place across the weekend of August 3 and 4.
As well as the official site, you can find details of RideLondon at the council's website.
June 17, 2013