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Iconic Tower Bridge finish confirmed for Ford RideLondon-Essex routes until 2026

The world-famous Tower Bridge will host the finish of the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, 60 and 30-mile challenge rides for the next three years.

Tower Bridge has been the popular finish of the sportives for the past two years, and will now remain the stunning finale of the rides until 2026. The 2024 route will once again start on Victoria Embankment in Westminster, in the heart of London, and pass through the London boroughs of Westminster, City of London, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Redbridge, before heading out into Essex. 

The roads of Essex will welcome riders for the middle section of the ride, where the route will pass through some of the county’s most picturesque towns, villages and countryside, including Epping, Ongar, Great Dunmow, Felsted and Chelmsford.

Riders will then return to London, heading through Southwark to finish in memorable style at the iconic Tower Bridge.

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: Ford RideLondon-Essex is a great way for Londoners to challenge themselves and enjoy the fun of cycling. This fantastic route ending at the world-famous landmark Tower Bridge offers cyclists the chance to see the city and the countryside in a different way while celebrating the benefits of cycling together, helping us build a greener and better London for everyone.”

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of Ford RideLondon-Essex, said: Ford RideLondon-Essex is part of the world’s greatest festival of cycling, and deserves a finish to match. The beautiful landscapes of Essex will be complemented by the finish at Tower Bridge, which will mark the completion of an incredible journey for 25,000 riders in 2024. Countless memories will be created on Sunday 26 May 2024, and we are counting down the days.”

The 100, 60 and 30-mile routes enable people of all abilities to be part of the event, with the 30-mile the ideal distance for inexperienced cyclists, the 60 a great mid-distance challenge and the full 100 miles an iconic challenge. More information on the Ford RideLondon-Essex challenge rides can be found here.

In November, London Marathon Events announced that the new-style 2024 Ford RideLondon-Essex finisher’s medal will be made from recycled zinc alloy, supporting our commitment to establishing sustainable initiatives across all our events.

Entries for the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 are open now. To enter the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 and to get your hands on the stunning medal, click here.

Entries for the Ford RideLondon-Essex 60 are now open and can be entered here. Entries for the 30-mile ride will open in the coming weeks.