RideLondon is coming to Essex

RideLondon is coming to Essex

RideLondon is back, bigger and better, from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May 2022.

This year, riders can enjoy 3 traffic-free routes, starting in Central London and travelling through our beautiful county of Essex:

As well as the three ride challenges, Essex will also be hosting two stages of the RideLondon Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour road race. From 27 to 28 May, some of the world’s greatest teams and riders travel through London and Essex. The riders and teams for the RideLondon Classique have now been announced!

This will be a fantastic event for participants, spectators, and the local community.

We’ll be updating this page with the latest news and developments.

Road closures

To ensure a safe and smooth running of the event, road closures will be in place along the route. Interactive road closure maps can be found on RideLondon's website.

The main areas in Essex affected over the weekend are:

  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Epping Forest
  • Maldon
  • Uttlesford

Extensive road closures will also be necessary in some parts of central London and east London. If you live, work or are travelling in these areas during this time, please read the routes and road closures information to help you plan ahead.

Travelling during RideLondon

RideLondon have produced community access plans to provide information about accessing your property and making essential journeys for residents and businesses along the event routes.

If you are travelling by bus, please check with your local bus operators for information on local bus routes.

Where to watch

Whether you’re supporting family or friends taking part, or just want to cheer on the riders, there are plenty of great places to spectate RideLondon.

Community grants for up to £500

An Activation Fund has been set up to financially support parish and town councils, schools, constituted organisations and community groups to inspire their communities to become involved. Grants are available up to the value of £500 to support celebrations, activities, or other suitable community events.

Active Essex have also create a free community toolkit which offers ideas and inspiration to local communities. There are loads of way to get involved and celebrate RideLondon.

Find out more about the funding and toolkits available.

Contact RideLondon

If you have any questions relating to RideLondon Essex, read the FAQs on RideLondon's website.

If your questions can't be answered by online information, you can contact the RideLondon team via an online form or call them on 020 7902 0213.

Last updated 23 May 2022