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RideLondon road closures

There will be extensive road closures in some areas of London and Essex throughout the 3 days of the RideLondon events.

Roads will be closed in Uttlesford on Friday 26 May for the Classique and on Sunday 28 May for the Ford RideLondon Essex race.

Ford RideLondon Classique on 26 May

The route

Stage One (150km) of the Classique on Friday 26 May will start in the medieval market town of Saffron Walden and finish on East Hill in Colchester.

RideLondon will be releasing full route details of the 3 stages shortly.

Road closures

On Friday 26 May the 2023 Ford RideLondon Classique route starts in Saffron Walden and continues on through Braintree to Colchester.

This means that the some roads in Saffron Walden will be closed for part of the day. On other parts of the route, rolling road closures will be in place - roads only being closed as the race passes through.


Ford RideLondon Essex race on 28 May

The route

The 2023 Ford RideLondon-Essex route enters Essex through Epping Forest and continues through central Epping, Ongar, Leaden Roding, Great Dunmow, Felsted and Writtle, before returning to Ongar and heading back into London.

RideLondon have published a Google map of the entire cycle route which provides details of the restrictions.

There is also a PDF version of the route map available on the RideLondon website.

Road closures

To ensure the safe and smooth running of the 2023 Ford RideLondon-Essex event, road closures will be necessary in Essex and London on Sunday 28 May.

A road closure information leaflet for 2023 Ford RideLondon-Essex will be distributed by Royal Mail to more than 150,000 addresses across the event route in Essex by the end of March 2023. It will also be available to download from the RideLondon website.

You can also register for free road closure updates on the RideLondon website.