Britain’s greatest one-day bike race, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, is back and 2016’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 fourth 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 will see 25 teams of six riders start on Horse Guards Road in St James’s Park at 1.30pm. They will 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.
Detailed timings for the 200km event will be available in the coming months and the teams and riders will be announced in July 2016.
Plan Your Prudential RideLondon Weekend
On Saturday, jump on your bike for FreeCycle and enjoy a leisurely ride around London on closed roads, stopping off at the Festival Zones. Later in the day, watch the world's best females compete in the World Tour Series on a central route and experience the eye-catching spectacle that is the World Brompton Championships - both are part of the Grand Prix.