RideLondon, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, was developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies. It was first held in August 2013 and is a legacy event from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
More than 467,000 participants have taken part in the first seven editions of the world’s greatest festival of cycling (2013- 2019) and the event has inspired more than 140,000 new or lapsed riders to start cycling.
Since 2013, more than £80 million has been raised through RideLondon for more than 1,000 charities.
RideLondon could not be held in either 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and returns in 2022 with a new format and a new partnership with Essex County Council.
The 2022 RideLondon schedule is outlined below.
Friday 27 May to Sunday 29 May
- The UCI Women’s WorldTour race returns in a new three-day format, with the first two stages taking place in Essex and the final stage in central London.
- For full information about the RideLondon Classique, click here. To see the RideLondon Classique section of our media resources, click here.
Sunday 29 May
RideLondon-Essex 100, RideLondon-Essex 60 and RideLondon-Essex 30
- More than 20,000 amateur riders will take part in three challenge rides on traffic-free roads in London and Essex. All start in central London and head out towards Essex, with the RideLondon-Essex 100 featuring 65 miles in Essex. The Finish Line of all three rides is at Tower Bridge.
- The free, family-friendly event held on eight miles of traffic-free roads in central London. The event is held on some of London’s most famous streets and passes iconic landmarks. There are four festival zones at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Waterloo Place, Guildhall Yard and St Paul’s Churchyard and Paternoster Square. For more information and the full route, click here.
RideLondon is organised by London Marathon Events (LME), the organisers of a number of other mass participation events including the TCS London Marathon. Find out more about LME here.
London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to The London Marathon Charitable Trust. Since 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling in excess of £95 million to more than 1,500 projects in London and across the UK. Find out more about the London Marathon Charitable Trust here.