The Prudential Ride London cycling festival closed iconic roads in the capital city to make way for hordes of two-wheeled enthusiasts, fans and professionals.
With 3 days of action packed bicycle entertainment, the event of the year saw thousands of people line the streets, crowd the districts and join in with the festivities. It was impossible to not get swept up in the excitement with the buzz of hubs, and chains singing around the city.
Slap bang in the middle of the weekend, on the Saturday at 17:00, we saw one of the most highly anticipated races, the Prudential Ride London Classique. The world’s best female cyclists and teams adorned the starting line to take part in the richest one-day race in the calendar with a 100,000 euro prize pool. The individual winner taking home a whopping 25,000 euro prize for herself.
The 66km race began on The Mall in St James’s Park where the cyclists carried on up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk before looping back to the start. Each lap measured 5.5km which each racer had to complete 12 times.