RideLondon is part of a programme by mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London to get more people on their bikes. The weekend event includes a fun ride, FreeCycle, and two professional races, the 100-mile RideLondon-Surrey Classic and women’s event RideLondon Classique
After 2016’s heavy delays and safety issues, this year’s event runs more smoothly, with about 24,000 cycling full 100-mile route
The huge annual RideLondon cycling event, which was beset by long delays last year after a series of crashes, has run notably more smoothly on Sunday after organisers brought in a series of new safety measures.
The 2016 event saw thousands of riders forced to stop for up to two hours almost halfway around the 100-mile version of the route after an entrant crashed into a tree at speed, requiring an air ambulance to land.