The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey

The annual cycling race inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey returns on Sunday August 10.

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On the day, 150 of the world’s top cyclists will compete in the extended Classic race while, taking its cue from the London Marathon, 24,000 amateur cyclists will participate for charity in a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads.

Starting from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, cyclists will continue through Richmond Park and the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames, before crossing Hampton Court Bridge and into the Surrey countryside.

Heading south past Newlands Corner, Abinger Hammer and Holmbury St Mary they will tackle the biggest ascent on the route at Leith Hill before descending towards Dorking and reaching the next challenge: the world-famous zig-zags of Box Hill.

After heading north through Leatherhead, Oxshott and Esher the route takes riders back into London through Kingston and over Putney Bridge to cross the River Thames for a final time before a spectacular finish on The Mall.

Last year, cyclists raised £7 million for charity through their efforts and organisers hope to break the £12 million mark this year.

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