Prudential RideLondon: Thousands of cyclists descend on capital


Riders in Prudential RideLondon ClassicImage copyright
PA

Image caption

A number of cycling events take place during the three-day festival

Thousands of amateur and professional cyclists have hit the roads of London and Surrey for the third day of the Prudential RideLondon festival.

Sunday’s event saw 25,000 riders tackle either a 100-mile or 46-mile course beginning at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and ending at The Mall.

They were then followed by 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists who raced the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Thousands of spectators lined the streets to cheer on the riders.

Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic started at Horse Guards Parade

Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

The professional race follows a 125-mile (200km) route through London and Surrey

Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

This is the fifth year of the Prudential RideLondon cycling festival

Friday and Saturday saw other cycling events take place including a family-friendly mass bike ride through central London.

Saturday also saw US cyclist Coryn Rivera win the Prudential RideLondon Classique women’s race.

Image copyright
PA

Image caption

Families joined a mass bike ride through the capital on Saturday

Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

Enthusiastic spectators turned out to cheer on the riders

Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

Many roads have been closed to traffic for the race

Image copyright
PA

Image caption

Saturday’s Classique race saw the riders face much wetter conditions than those who took part on Sunday



Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40768777

Website by DEDALUSWEB