Prudential 100 – How to Avoid Those Annoying Road Closures!
Prudential 100 – Avoid The Road Closures
And Join In With The Fun!
Love it or hate it, this Sunday the Prudential 100 is hitting the roads of Surrey taking in the views of Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Esher Cobham and Thames Ditton along the way.
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Before I get down to practicalities, if you’re riding the race on Sunday then you have my absolute respect and I wish you good luck, a smooth ride and a hot bath!
Now I’m sure you are well aware that there will be extensive road closures from 5am but it doesn’t have to mean house arrest, you don’t have to miss work, leave the house at 4.30am to get anywhere or skip that long anticipated Sunday lunch with the Mother-in-law.
Our advice is embrace it, get some supplies in for a late fry up and then get yourselves out and cheer everyone on..
Here is where you can find local events celebrating this amazing Olympic legacy!
Visit Monument Green where an artisan food and craft market will be taking place along with music from Brooklands Radio and plenty of family activities.
Its a great place to cheer on the cyclists heading further out into Surrey!
Esher High Street Festival will be in full flow! With stalls from coffee to cocktails, beers to burgers, fitness to finance, photos to face painting, there is plenty for the crowds of supporters to get involved with.
There will also be a a big screen where you can keep up to date with all the cycling action live!
Head to Giggs Hill Green for the community led day of fun will be taking place, including children’s rides and inflatables, music, food stalls and local sports club demonstrations
The Recreation Ground hosts the popular LI:VE event. The big screen, fun fair, food stalls and children’s games will entertain all ages, making this the ideal place to enjoy a front row seat to watch the amateur and professional cyclists.
Dorking High Street is the only location you can see the professional cyclists race through four times! There will also be big screens and road side entertainment including the unforgettable DJ truck!
Here you will find the Prudential RideLondon Hub at the Swan Centre where you can catch the riders negotiating the twists of the town centre.
Still worried about those road closures? We’ve got that covered too!
We’ve provided a simple at a glance guide as to what’s closed and for how long!
In pretty much all scenarios the M25 is your friend.
It remains open and provides an escape route east or west beyond the seemingly impenetrable ring of carbon and lycra!
The A3 is also open but the junctions at Esher Common, Coombe Lane and Tibbet’s Corner will be closed.
See below for a high level view of the cycle route as it reaches us via Kingston then goes into Walton-on-Thames, through Weybridge and goes out beyond the M25
(the red track on the right hand side is the return journey back in!)
The route will re-open to the west at around 11:45 to 12:00 but will close again for the professional race, this a rolling closure and will probably be in force between 14:00 and 14:40.
This a more street level view of the road closures:
Summary of local road closures:
The majority of roads will close at 5am and re-open between 11:45 and 12:30.
There will also be rolling road closures for the professional race between 14:00 and 14:40.
Hampton Court Bridge – Closed from 05:45 to 12:00 and for rolling road closure at around 14:15 (will be limited to local access as the Scilly Isles remain closed to traffic till 19:00)
Hampton Court Way – Closed from 10:00 to 12:00 (No additional rolling road closure)
Walton Bridge – Will reopen at 11:35 until the rolling road closures between 14:00 and 14:40
If you want to escape whilst the roads are closed head south to the M25.
The M25 is open as normal.
The A3 is also open all day but the junctions at Esher Common, Coombe Lane and Tibbet’s Corner will be closed.
The following roads will be closed until around 19:30:
Hampton Court/Thames Ditton/Esher/Oxshott
Hampton Court Road
Junction to A3
The following should also be noted:
Kingston Bridge westbound – closed between 05:00 and 19:00
Kingston Bridge eastbound – closed between 05:00 and 15:00
Information specific to Thames Ditton residents:
Vehicle crossing points
Between 10:00-12:00, a Vehicle Crossing Point will maintain access to Thames Ditton.
Embercourt Road will facilitate vehicles across the road during this closure period.
There is no access to the A3 via Hampton Court Way during the road closure period. However, the A3 can be accessed at Painshill either via Hersham and Seven Hills Road or Esher and Cobham.
Some useful links and phone numbers:
Helpdesk: 0345 894 9773
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00
This number will also be open on event days as follows:
08:00 – 17:00 Saturday 28th July
05:00 – 19:00 Sunday 29th July
Website : https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/
Email : email@example.com
Facebook : facebook.com/RideLondon
If you’re a Twitter user keep an eye on this account on Sunday for real-time news of the rolling road closures.
One final thought……
I believe its been agreed to take place in Surrey annually until 2019 – so see you all next year!
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