Britain’s greatest one-day bike race the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is back and 2017’s fast and furious showdown will see 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists take on a 200km route through London and Surrey.
Now in its fifth year, the race (Category 1.HC on the UCI Europe Tour) offers the highest prize money pool of any one-day Classic and will be televised live by BBC Sport.
The race sees 25 teams of six riders start on Horse Guards Road in St James’s Park. They stream west through the capital, offering spectators a variety of great opportunities to support their cycling heroes along the route, a variation on the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Race route.
Cycling fans can head to the start area on Horse Guards Parade next to St James’s Park, where they will be able to see the pro riders signing in and putting the finishing touches to their preparation ahead of the race. As well as being broadcast on the BBC, the race will be shown on a big screen in Green Park.