London road users warned about disruptions during bike race

Motorists planning on using roads around London over the weekend of 3-4 August have been warned that a cycling event could hinder their schedules, reports fleetnews.co.uk.  

Next weekend will see the Mayor of London’s word class cycling festival get underway, and the public have been advised to use public transport around east, central and southwest London to avoid congestion.  

The main attraction out of four events taking place over weekend, the official RideLondon route will see 25,000 cyclists pit themselves against a 100 mile course, with over 150 professionals expected to line up on the starting grid.  

Prudentialridelondon.co.uk says this will be taking place across east, central and south west London on Sunday, while on Saturday a family-friendly bike ride will take place on closed roads within Westminster and the City of London.

Motorists that had planned on travelling around these areas to reach event venues or other destinations have been advised to use public transport to prevent any build up of traffic.

Sir Peter Hendy said those who encountered issues during London’s hosting of the Olympic Games should be fully aware of the steps to take when avoiding certain areas of the capital.

He commented: “During the London 2012 Games, Londoners and businesses took sensible steps to plan ahead and adapt their travel. I’m urging everyone to do that once again so that they don’t get caught out, and can continue to get around and enjoy the weekend.”