As the Start and Finish venue for Stage One of the RideLondon Classique Stage, Maldon is the perfect base if you want to see the UCI Women’s WorldTour race unfurl.
Be sure to begin your day at Promenade Park, which not only hosts the Stage One Start Line but also a series of activities to entertain people of all ages, from cycling and skateboarding demo sessions with Kings Ramps to introductory yoga classes and a school zone. This accompanies the park’s fantastic vintage fairground, with rides for all the family.
The team buses will also be parked near the park before the race starts at 11:00, so you can even come down to catch a glimpse of the riders as they warm up for the day ahead.
After setting off from Promenade Park, the riders head north out of Maldon and return to the town later in the day, passing Market Hill and the High Street on three occasions. The first two times the riders pass the High Street they will be able to earn points in the Sprint classification, while the third passing marks the finale of Stage One. Will a breakaway stay away, or will there be a thrilling sprint finish?
You’ll then get to see the Stage One presentations and have the chance to applaud the stage winners and classification leaders.
The High Street is just a short walk from Promenade Park and has plenty of shops for getting food and drink before you find a spot to watch the riders come back into town.
11:00, 13:21, 13:53 and 14:25