RideLondon Essex

Background

RideLondon is almost here! This legacy cycling event from the London 2012 Olympics was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic but returns in 2022. It is coming to Essex for the first time with a new partnership with Essex County Council (ECC). Essex already has a proud history of cycling having previously hosted the Olympic mountain biking in 2012 and a stage of the Tour de France in 2014.

RideLondon–Essex 100 and RideLondon–Essex 60 are two mass participation bike rides starting at the Embankment in London, moving into Essex, and returning to London for an iconic finish at Tower Bridge. 25,000 riders will take part on Sunday 29 May, with many riding to support good causes. Road closures will be necessary to safely manage the event and give riders and spectators the opportunity to celebrate the event on traffic free roads.

Essex will also host two stages of the three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour stage race on Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May. The RideLondon Classique features some of the best female cyclists in the world! Temporary road closures will be necessary (approximately 15-20 minutes) as the peloton moves along the route.

  • RideLondon – Essex 100 is one of the world’s greatest cycling festivals
  • a new partnership between Essex County Council and the organisers brings RideLondon to the county for the first time
  • RideLondon will welcome 25,000 riders to Essex showcasing the best of the county
  • RideLondon will inspire more people in Essex to take up cycling and physical exercise
  • RideLondon is a huge charity fundraising event with participants helping to raise millions for good causes
  • RideLondon offers opportunities for residents to spectate at the event
  • the event will be well organised and disruption to regular services will be minimised
  • road closures will be necessary for the event to run smoothly and safely, and residents should plan ahead
  • walking and cycling helps reduce car usage, which reduces pollution and improves air quality.

Call to action

Visit www.essex.gov.uk/news/ridelondon-essex for all the latest news on this exciting event.

Visit https://www.activeessex.org/ridelondon-essex/ for information about community events and activities.

Plan your travel ahead at www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures/road-closure-information.

Keep up to date on social media for live updates throughout the event:

About RideLondon Essex

Facebook and Twitter

This May, Essex will welcome 25,000 cyclists for RideLondon Essex.

Cyclists will start in London, travel through picturesque Essex towns and villages before heading back into London to finish on Tower Bridge.

If you’d like to find out more, visit: https://www.ridelondon.co.uk

Facebook

What do the RideLondon Classique and the RideLondon 100 and 60 mile events have in common?

They’re all coming to Essex. That’s right, over the weekend of 27 May to 29 May, 25,000 cyclists from across the world will be riding through our beautiful county for the world’s greatest festival of cycling.

There’ll be many community events happening along the route. To keep up to date and to find out more, keep an eye on our social media pages.

Twitter

What do the RideLondon Classique and the RideLondon 100 and 60 mile events have in common?

They’re all coming to Essex and you can be part of them!

To keep up to date about community events along the route, keep an eye on our social media pages.

Spectator – Facebook

Save the date for the RideLondon Classique on 27 and 28 May. This professional race features the best female riders in the world!

Cheer on the riders as they zip past Maldon in stage 1 and Chelmsford and Epping in Stage 2.

Invite your friends and relatives to make a day of it.

Visit: https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/the-classique/about-the-classique

Spectator – Twitter

Save the date!

RideLondon Classique on 27 and 28 May.

This professional race features the best female riders in the world!

Cheer them on as they zip past Maldon in stage 1 and Chelmsford and Epping in Stage 2.

Visit: https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/the-classique/about-the-classique

Spectator only two weeks to go – Facebook

We’re only two weeks away from RideLondon Essex.

Time to get the bunting out and dust off the picnic table. Invite your friends and relatives to cheer on the cyclists, many of whom are raising money for great causes

For a toolkit full of great ideas for communities, visit: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/toolkit-to-support-ridelondon

Spectator only two weeks to go – Twitter

We’re only two weeks away from @RideLondon Essex.

Get the bunting out, dust off the picnic table and invite friends and relatives to cheer the cyclists, many of whom are raising money for charity!

For a toolkit full of great ideas for the day, visit: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/toolkit-to-support-ridelondon

Road closures

General road closures – Facebook and Twitter

Essex will be hosting two stages of the RideLondon Classique and the RideLondon Essex 100, 60 and 30 mile event from Friday 27 May to Sunday 29 May.

There will be road closures during this time which may affect you. Everything you need to know can be found at:  https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures/road-closure-information

Classique – Facebook and Twitter

The RideLondon Classique comes to Essex on 27 and 28 May featuring the best female riders in the world!

Temporary road closures of 15 to 20 minutes will operate on both days as the peloton moves along the route.

Plan your travel ahead, visit: https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures/road-closure-information

RideLondon-Essex 100 – Facebook and Twitter

Essex will be hosting the RideLondon Essex 100, 60 and 30 mile event on Sunday 29 May.

There are road closures in the area to make sure the event can go ahead safely. Plan your travel ahead by visiting: https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures/road-closure-information

Not on route RideLondon-Essex 100 – Facebook and Twitter

Essex will be hosting the RideLondon Essex 100, 60 and 30 mile event on Sunday 29 May.

If you’re out and about in Essex there may be road closures. Plan your travel ahead by visiting: https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures/road-closure-information

External newsletters

Newsletter for digital

RideLondon, one of the world’s greatest cycling events, is nearly here!

The weekend kicks off with the RideLondon Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour road race. From 27 to 29 May, some of the world’s greatest teams and riders travel through London and Essex.

Then on Sunday 29 May, 25,000 cyclists will take part in one of three riding challenges. Starting in London, riders will head into Essex before returning to the capital for the finish. It’s a weekend not to be missed!

Cyclists across the county are training hard and communities are coming together to celebrate this exciting event. Find out more about community events and activities on Active Essex’s website.

Rider spots are now closed but you can still cheer the riders on as a spectator! The best spots for spectating will be announced from Monday 16 May so why not make a day of it?

Road closures will be necessary each day to ensure the events go ahead safely so residents should check ahead and plan their journeys. More information on road closures, including an interactive map, can be found on RideLondon’s website.

For all the latest updates visit the RideLondon-Essex section of our website.

Newsletter

RideLondon (https://www.ridelondon.co.uk), one of the world’s greatest cycling events, is nearly here!

The weekend kicks off with the RideLondon Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour road race. From 27 to 29 May, some of the world’s greatest teams and riders travel through London and Essex.

Then on Sunday 29 May, 25,000 cyclists will take part in one of three riding challenges. Starting in London, riders will head into Essex before returning to the capital for the finish. It’s a weekend not to be missed!

Cyclists across the county are training hard and communities are coming together to celebrate this exciting event. Find out more about community events and activities at https://www.activeessex.org/ridelondon-essex.

Rider spots are now closed but you can still cheer the riders on as a spectator! The best spots for spectating will be announced from Monday 16 May so why not make a day of it?

Road closures will be necessary each day to ensure the events go ahead safely so residents should check ahead and plan their journeys. More information on road closures, including an interactive map, can be found at www.ridelondon.co.uk/road-closures.

For all the latest updates visit www.essex.gov.uk/news/ridelondon-essex.

 

Business continuity

Ride London-Essex, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, is nearly here! There will also be temporary road closures on both Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May, when Ride London Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s World Tour stage race, takes place.

Preparations have been taking place across ECC to minimise service disruption due to road closures when thousands of cyclists make their way through the county at the end of the month for this exciting event.

The main event will take place on Sunday 29 May when cyclists will pass through Epping, Ongar, Great Dunmow, Felsted and the outskirts of Chelmsford, which could cause delays and disruptions if you need to get about the county. However, there will also be temporary road closures on both Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May, when Ride London Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s World Tour stage race, takes place.

You can keep up to date on road closure information on the Ride London-Essex website, which includes full details and an interactive map of the route. Local information is also available on the Essex County Council website.

If you have any further questions or concerns about ensuring your service remains unaffected by the event, please speak to [ADD DETAILS OF YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY CONTACT/RIDELONDON

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