When: July 29-31 2016

RideLondon is a full weekend of cycling, and not just for the professionals.

The weekend kicks off with the RideLondon Grand Prix at the Lee Valley VeloPark on Friday July 29. The venue also hosts handcycling events, youth races and a festival.

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On Saturday, July 30, the women’s Classique race takes place in central London, with newly-appointed WorldTour status for 2016. The main route consists of a 5.5-kilometre (3.4-mile) closed-road loop around central London.

Also on Saturday, the family-orientated FreeCycle allows people of all ages and abilities to cycle around traffic-free roads in London on an eight-mile loop that takes in landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral. Music and entertainment festival zones appear along the route.

The annual spectacle that is the Brompton World Championship folding bike race takes place on Saturday evening in St James’s Park.

The big event of the weekend come the next day, on Sunday July 31. The Ride100, or Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 to give it its full name, is a 100-mile mass participation sportive beginning in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishing on The Mall.

For many, this will be the first time they have conquered this distance. There’s also a new 46-mile route in 2016 for those who do not wish to take on the full 100-mile ride.

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Later in the day, Men’s WorldTour teams go head-to-head with the cream of British squads in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, which this year boasts a star-studded start list.

For more information go to the RideLondon official website