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RideLondon takes place from 27 to 29 May 2022. Find out more about the 100-mile ride!

RideLondon FreeCycle

About the RideLondon FreeCycle

RideLondon FreeCycle is the ultimate ride for cyclists of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Set on a new, traffic-free eight-mile route, the event is a unique opportunity to explore central London by bike on Sunday 29 May – and it's completely free to take part!

While our RideLondon FreeCycle tabards have already been snapped up on a first-come first-serve basis, entries for this free event are still open! Be sure to enter now for the chance to join a free Led Ride and to receive your own downloadable rider number, which will help us to identify you in the official event photos. If you can't enter in advance, no problem – you are still more than welcome to turn up to ride on the day without pre-registering!

  • Date: Sunday 29 May 2022
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Price: free
  • Route: an accessible but impressive course on traffic-free roads that takes in some of central London's most iconic landmarks – a sightseer's dream! 

Event Guide

Whether you've already registered or simply plan to come along on the day, our RideLondon FreeCycle Event Guide contains all the information you need about taking part in the free, family-friendly event on Sunday 29 May 2022. Click here to download it now!

Led Rides

As part of Ford’s Park the Car campaign, drivers are being encouraged to leave their cars at home for short journeys and cycle or walk instead. Ford is supporting the London Cycling Campaign’s Led Rides, which will bring people into the RideLondon FreeCycle route from the 32 London boroughs and will be providing the Led Ride leaders with branded blue outerwear so they’re easy to spot.

Please note that riders will need to register to join a Led Ride when they book their free place in RideLondon FreeCycle. 


To find out more about the locations and timings of the Led Rides, click on the link below.

The RideLondon FreeCycle route

The 2022 RideLondon FreeCycle route passes some of central London’s most famous locations, from Pall Mall and St Paul’s Cathedral to Southbank and Somerset House. This is the first time in the event’s history that the course will cross over to the south of the Thames, so there is plenty for participants to feast their eyes on as they ride.

The route will also feature four special Festival Zones at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Waterloo Place, Guildhall Yard and St Paul’s Churchyard and Paternoster Square. Here, riders can pause to enjoy a wealth of fun, free-of-charge activities designed to celebrate cycling and inspire more people from all backgrounds to get on their bikes!

Illustrated map of central London showing the RideLondon FreeCycle route and direction along with major London landmarks, including the River Thames, the four festival zones and several Underground stations.  

Visit our free Festival Zones

Fun, free and fit for all the family, our RideLondon FreeCycle Festival Zones are the perfect places to stop off to relax, take on some refreshment and enjoy a wealth of activities and entertainment. We have four vibrant Festival Zones lined up along the route – click here to find out what's on at each