Drivers should prepare for road closures on Sunday as 24,000 amateur cyclists take over the roads for the Prudential RideLondon 100-mile cycle challenge.

Residents are expected to line the streets to cheer on cyclists as they whizz through Raynes Park and Wimbledon after coming round from the Olympic stadium via Surrey.

Approaching the final leg of the challenge, cyclists will ride along Coombe Lane and Worple Road before heading up Wimbledon Hill towards Wimbledon Common as they near the finish line in The Mall.

The main bulk of amateur cyclists is expected to pass through Merton between 12pm and 2.30pm, with professionals competing in the later race estimated to arrive in Raynes Park at 5.20pm.

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Prudential RideLondon 2014: the 100-mile route 

A street party with bicycle-themed entertainers, street food and live music will be hosted by Love Wimbledon between 12pm and 5pm in Wimbledon Hill Road.

The free event is one of many expected along the route to celebrate the thousands of cyclists who will be passing through.

Raynes Park Community Church will also be hosting live music and children's activities in Worple Road outside 207 Health and Beauty Salon from 10am to 2pm.

The first fleet of riders will set off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the last of amateur competitors due into The Mall at about 5pm.

The following roads will be closed to vehicles from 7.30am to about 7pm on Sunday:

- Coombe Lane (between Coombe Lane Flyover and Lambton Road)

- Lambton Road (between Coombe Lane and Worple Road)

- Worple Road

- Wimbledon Hill Road

- Wimbledon High Street

- Parkside

- Wimbledon Park Side (as much as lies within Merton)

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