Prudential 100 – How to Avoid Those Annoying Road Closures!
Prudential 100 – Escape The Road Closures!
Love it or hate it, the Prudential 100 is hitting the roads of Surrey taking in the views of Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Esher 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 lots 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 where a new 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.
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 for Esher are 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 13:34 and 14:30.
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 13:45 and 14:30.
Some roads being used for the return leg will be closed until around 19:30.
Hampton Court Way (Will reopen to local traffic only at 11:45 as Scilly Isles closed till 19:00)
Walton Bridge Closed 05:00 to 11:45 and between 13:45 and 14:30
If you want to escape whilst the roads are closed head south to the M25.
The M25 is open as normal.
The A3 will be open all day, although the junctions at Esher Common will be closed.
The following roads will be closed until around 19:30:
Hampton Court/Thames Ditton/Esher/Oxshott
Hampton Court Road
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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