Get the best views of the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100
Do you have a friend or loved one taking part in this year’s Ford RideLondon-Essex, or would you just like to get out to see the event and cheer on the 25,000 riders taking part?
Here are some great locations along the route for you to view the epic event.
- Location: Victoria Embankment
- How to get there: London Underground (Embankment, Circle, District, Northern and Bakerloo Lines)
Riders will set off from the stunning location of Victoria Embankment, just beside the River Thames, in waves between 06:00 and 09:30. You could see the riders off and then do some early sight-seeing in London before the city gets busy and the riders return. If you're planning to stay in central London to wait for the riders to return, why not join Ford RideLondon FreeCycle, where you can cycle for free on eight miles of traffic-free roads in central London? If your plan is to see riders out on the route, you could hop on the London Underground and travel out to Epping, the last stop on the Central Line, to see the riders as they enter Essex.
- Location: Mile 25
- How to get there: London Underground (Epping, Central Line)
Epping is a historic market town in Essex which is the final stop on the east-bound stretch of the Central Line, making it a perfect location to visit if you're travelling from central London. Epping’s High Street is packed with shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants which you can enjoy as the riders pass through the town. The town is also planning a number of community activities to welcome riders.
For more information on Epping, click here.
- Location: Miles 32 and 73
- How to get there: Epping and Ongar Railway
Ongar is another beautiful Essex market town which has a High Street full of shops and hospitality venues. It can be accessed this year from Epping thanks to the opening of the Epping Ongar Railway, a historic line that traces the former route of the Central Line which once stretched as far as Ongar. Spectators will be able to see riders taking part in the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100 come through Ongar twice.
- Location: Tower Bridge / Tooley Street
- How to get there: London Underground (Tower Hill via the District and Circle Lines or London Bridge via the Northern and Jubilee Line), DLR, Tower Gateway, National Rail, Fenchurch Street or London Bridge National Rail
All of the Ford RideLondon-Essex rides finish at Tower Bridge, with participants crossing the bridge to collect their medals on Tooley Street on the south side of the bridge. Tooley Street is packed with bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy and is a short walk to London Bridge and the world-famous Borough Market.