It was confirmed on 20 May that the 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is cancelled. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event.
The eighth edition of the world’s greatest festival of cycling was scheduled to take place on the weekend of 15-16 August and feature four mass-participation events: the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 19, 46 and 100 sportives, plus FreeCycle, the free-for-all event that invites cyclists to pedal round seven miles of traffic-free roads in central London.
The festival was also due to feature two professional races: the UCI WorldTour Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique in addition to the Cycling Show at ExCeL and the Brompton World Championship Final.
In its first seven editions, Prudential RideLondon has become the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with 100,000 riders of all ages and abilities participating in seven different events on traffic-free roads in London and Surrey. It has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take up cycling or cycle more often and a total of more than £77 million has been raised for thousands of charities
The first ever virtual edition of Prudential RideLondon will take place on 15 and 16 August 2020 to celebrate cycling and raise funds to help save the UK’s charities.
My Prudential RideLondon is an exciting, free event that will enable riders of all ages and abilities to cycle a range of distances, based on the events included in the traditional Prudential RideLondon weekend from wherever they are in the world, have fun and raise crucial funds for their chosen charity.
Participants need to register in advance and select their challenge at myridelondon.co.uk
. They can then start fundraising for their chosen charity or charities.