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Prudential Ride London 2017

Posted May 1, 2017
Major disruption to roads and public transport, Sunday 30 July 
Prudential Ride London 2017
Residents, community groups and businesses planning any activities on Sunday 30 July need to be aware that there will be significant traffic disruption in the borough on that day.

Last year roads in Kensington and Chelsea were closed from 5am and reopened at about 8pm.

Final details of timings and road closures are not available but the route is likely to be the same as last year which will mean the following roads will be closed:
  • Knightsbridge
  • Brompton Road
  • Cromwell Road (A4)
  • King’s Road
  • Ashburnham Road
  • Cremorne Road
  • Cheyne Walk
  • Chelsea Embankment
Given the scale of the event other local roads will be affected and have restricted access. It is expected there will be even more traffic disruption this year as a result of ongoing gas works on Fulham Road between Beaufort Street and Edith Grove. This work cannot be suspended on the day of the event, however the Council is working closely with National Grid and Transport for London on plans to help minimise the level of disruption. 

As the route for the event goes through east, central and west London before heading out to Surrey it requires over 100 miles of road to be closed which will have a major impact on getting around the Capital. If you are planning any special events such as weddings or making a journey out to an airport it will be advisable to plan ahead. The event organisers also have a helpdesk which can be contacted on 0345 894 9773 or you can emailhelpdesk@ridelondon.co.uk  

Councillor Tim Coleridge, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Prudential RideLondon is really 
growing in popularity. It’s a huge event involving thousands of cyclists of all abilities. With so many roads closed across London and the borough, the best way to minimise disruption is to put the date in your diary and plan ahead.  

“I would urge any businesses, residents or community groups who have other plans on Sunday 30 July to check the event organiser and TfL’s websites for the latest information.”  

Further information will be found during the build-up to the event on theorganiser’s website

Transport for London will have details of road closures and any alterations to public transport routes and timetables on its website when confirmed.  

The Council will also be publicising information on its website, quarterly newsletter Royal Borough and on @rbkc its official twitter feed.