Road closures as RideLondon cyclists descend on Raynes Park and Wimbledon this Sunday

Crowds cheer on cyclists taking part in last year's RideLondon challenge.

Crowds cheer on cyclists taking part in last year's RideLondon challenge.

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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.

Wimbledon Guardian:

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)

Are you taking part or going along to watch? Send your stories and pictures to louisa.clarence@london.newsquest.co.uk

What do you think of the road closures? Leave a comment below.

For more information visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk

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7:40am Sun 10 Aug 14

tjames says...

lets hope it keeps raining
lets hope it keeps raining tjames
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8:36am Sun 10 Aug 14

andromeda92 says...

Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN
Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN andromeda92
  • Score: -6

8:49am Sun 10 Aug 14

lewistucket says...

andromeda92 wrote:
Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN
You have only yourself to blame for that, you've been given months of advance warning to make alternative travel arrangements.
[quote][p][bold]andromeda92[/bold] wrote: Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN[/p][/quote]You have only yourself to blame for that, you've been given months of advance warning to make alternative travel arrangements. lewistucket
  • Score: 5

10:27am Sun 10 Aug 14

pilot0111 says...

lewistucket wrote:
andromeda92 wrote:
Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN
You have only yourself to blame for that, you've been given months of advance warning to make alternative travel arrangements.
What a sanctimonious thing to say. Funnily enough, not everybody's lives revolve around watching **** in lycra go by, so your expectation that everyone should have had the time and foresight to fastidiously study the road closure maps is ludicrous. Whatever advance warning might have been given doesn't mitigate for the extent of the disruption local residents have to endure. Vast swathes of Wimbledon are completely inaccessible and when road closure signs are accompanied by clueless stewards directing you round in circles it's hardly surprising people come on here to express their annoyance!
[quote][p][bold]lewistucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andromeda92[/bold] wrote: Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN[/p][/quote]You have only yourself to blame for that, you've been given months of advance warning to make alternative travel arrangements.[/p][/quote]What a sanctimonious thing to say. Funnily enough, not everybody's lives revolve around watching **** in lycra go by, so your expectation that everyone should have had the time and foresight to fastidiously study the road closure maps is ludicrous. Whatever advance warning might have been given doesn't mitigate for the extent of the disruption local residents have to endure. Vast swathes of Wimbledon are completely inaccessible and when road closure signs are accompanied by clueless stewards directing you round in circles it's hardly surprising people come on here to express their annoyance! pilot0111
  • Score: 0

10:38am Sun 10 Aug 14

lewistucket says...

pilot0111 wrote:
lewistucket wrote:
andromeda92 wrote:
Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN
You have only yourself to blame for that, you've been given months of advance warning to make alternative travel arrangements.
What a sanctimonious thing to say. Funnily enough, not everybody's lives revolve around watching **** in lycra go by, so your expectation that everyone should have had the time and foresight to fastidiously study the road closure maps is ludicrous. Whatever advance warning might have been given doesn't mitigate for the extent of the disruption local residents have to endure. Vast swathes of Wimbledon are completely inaccessible and when road closure signs are accompanied by clueless stewards directing you round in circles it's hardly surprising people come on here to express their annoyance!
Nonsense, like everyone in Wimbledon you had a letter sent to your home with all the details including the road closures. There have been signs up on the roads all week. It's been mentioned regularly on the radio, TV and newspapers.

You seems to be tuned into the local news well enough that you are aware of the local newspaper to complain afterwards, but not well enough to notice what's going on around. It's got nothing to do with following cycling matters, it's have the basic common sense to be aware of travel reports before making an important journey. We're you also one of those dozy people who tried to drive across Putney Bridge despite months of advance warnings?

You've just called the thousands of people taking part "morons" for your own failure to plan ahead. Don't be surprised if you receive some unkind comments back after such unnecessary abuse.
[quote][p][bold]pilot0111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lewistucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andromeda92[/bold] wrote: Agreed . My partner almost missed her flight as we couldn't get out of Wimbledon. Spandex clad morons. You lot are a pain at the best of times, now you've managed to ruin our Sunday! Let it RAIN[/p][/quote]You have only yourself to blame for that, you've been given months of advance warning to make alternative travel arrangements.[/p][/quote]What a sanctimonious thing to say. Funnily enough, not everybody's lives revolve around watching **** in lycra go by, so your expectation that everyone should have had the time and foresight to fastidiously study the road closure maps is ludicrous. Whatever advance warning might have been given doesn't mitigate for the extent of the disruption local residents have to endure. Vast swathes of Wimbledon are completely inaccessible and when road closure signs are accompanied by clueless stewards directing you round in circles it's hardly surprising people come on here to express their annoyance![/p][/quote]Nonsense, like everyone in Wimbledon you had a letter sent to your home with all the details including the road closures. There have been signs up on the roads all week. It's been mentioned regularly on the radio, TV and newspapers. You seems to be tuned into the local news well enough that you are aware of the local newspaper to complain afterwards, but not well enough to notice what's going on around. It's got nothing to do with following cycling matters, it's have the basic common sense to be aware of travel reports before making an important journey. We're you also one of those dozy people who tried to drive across Putney Bridge despite months of advance warnings? You've just called the thousands of people taking part "morons" for your own failure to plan ahead. Don't be surprised if you receive some unkind comments back after such unnecessary abuse. lewistucket
  • Score: 4

11:50am Sun 10 Aug 14

andromeda92 says...

Thank you pilot101. At least we can rejoice at the thought of all that sodden lycra. And more rain to come too ! lewistucket has the self righteous tone of a lycra wearer so it's no wonder he's had his cage rattled.
Shame the peddling spandex fools aren't being chased by a bull , I'd turn up for that.
Thank you pilot101. At least we can rejoice at the thought of all that sodden lycra. And more rain to come too ! lewistucket has the self righteous tone of a lycra wearer so it's no wonder he's had his cage rattled. Shame the peddling spandex fools aren't being chased by a bull , I'd turn up for that. andromeda92
  • Score: -6

12:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

lewistucket says...

andromeda92 wrote:
Thank you pilot101. At least we can rejoice at the thought of all that sodden lycra. And more rain to come too ! lewistucket has the self righteous tone of a lycra wearer so it's no wonder he's had his cage rattled.
Shame the peddling spandex fools aren't being chased by a bull , I'd turn up for that.
In what sense have I had "my cage rattled"? Peculiar turn of phrase.

The organisers couldn't have done more to make everyone aware of the event. I'm not surprised at all that even after all that a few people somehow managed to ignore all the advance warnings, but you'd have to be ridiculously "self righteous" to then blame anyone but yourself.

I did actually have to drive back during last years event, the diversions added about five to ten minutes to my journey, There's nowhere that's inaccessible. If you can't plan ahead, don't blame anyone but yourself for your own ineptitude.
[quote][p][bold]andromeda92[/bold] wrote: Thank you pilot101. At least we can rejoice at the thought of all that sodden lycra. And more rain to come too ! lewistucket has the self righteous tone of a lycra wearer so it's no wonder he's had his cage rattled. Shame the peddling spandex fools aren't being chased by a bull , I'd turn up for that.[/p][/quote]In what sense have I had "my cage rattled"? Peculiar turn of phrase. The organisers couldn't have done more to make everyone aware of the event. I'm not surprised at all that even after all that a few people somehow managed to ignore all the advance warnings, but you'd have to be ridiculously "self righteous" to then blame anyone but yourself. I did actually have to drive back during last years event, the diversions added about five to ten minutes to my journey, There's nowhere that's inaccessible. If you can't plan ahead, don't blame anyone but yourself for your own ineptitude. lewistucket
  • Score: 3

12:17am Mon 11 Aug 14

wobwoba says...

Adam fox aka andromeda92 is a loser, and his 'partner' is ugly as sin. I wouldn't worry about Adam fox, aka andromeda92.
Adam fox aka andromeda92 is a loser, and his 'partner' is ugly as sin. I wouldn't worry about Adam fox, aka andromeda92. wobwoba
  • Score: -2

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