Prudential RideLondon 2016

The UK's largest mass-participation cycling event takes place in London on 30 and 31 July 2016 - if you're travelling with us on the day, find out how you can plan for your journey below.

RideLondon updates

To get the latest updates from the event organisers, check out the RideLondon website, or follow Prudential RideLondon on Facebook or twitter.

The event

Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, with 95,000 cyclists expected to participate in five events on traffic-free roads during the weekend of 30 and 31 July 2016.

Due to the large volume of cyclists and road closures across London over the weekend, we may experience some delays to our services.

To plan for the disruption, we've adjusted a number of our timetables to take the road closures and traffic into account, so the times on your ticket are as accurate as possible.

Disruption to our services

The main road closures around the event happen on Sunday 31 July, which is when we're most likely to experience some disruption. The services shown below won't be able to serve London Victoria Coach Station, and will instead arrive and depart from Vauxhall Bus station. Customers booked to/from Victoria Coach Station, or connecting at Victoria Coach Station, will be assisted between Vauxhall and Victoria Stations with complimentary underground transfer. Please note: due to additional RideLondon events and road closures in London, both Waterloo and Southwark stops will not be served on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July.

The below list of services may face slight disruption:

  • 007 - Dover & Canterbury to London
  • 021 - Folkestone, Ashford & Maidstone to London
  • 022 - Ramsgate & Canterbury to London
  • 025 & 026 - Bognor Regis, Worthing, Brighton & Gatwick Airport to London
  • 030 - Fareham/Southsea, Portsmouth & Guildford to London
  • A3 - London to Gatwick Airport


Alternative timetables will be in operation for the following services (please enquire at station for further information). 

* Please note - all services with an alternate timetable will still arrive at Victoria Coach Station.

  • 031 - Portsmouth - Blackwater Valley - London
  • 032 - Bournemouth & Southampton to London
  • 033 - Salisbury to Heathrow to London
  • 035 - Weymouth/Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth University & Bournemouth to London
  • 040 - Bristol - London
  • 401 - Swindon to Heathrow & London
  • 403 - Bath to Heathrow & London
  • 444 - Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham to Heathrow & London
  • 445 - Hereford, Gloucester, Stroud to Heathrow & London
  • 501 - Torbay & Exeter to Heathrow & London
  • 502 - North Devon & Taunton to Heathrow & London
  • 504 - Cornwall & Plymouth to Heathrow & London
  • 507 - Swansea, Cardiff & Chepstow to London
  • 508 - West Wales & Swansea to London
  • 509 - Cardiff & Newport to London


How will RideLondon affect my plans?

If you're travelling with us over the RideLondon weekend, we'd advise you plan for your journey in the following ways:

Arriving into London

Affected services: 007, 021, 022, 025, 026, 030 and A3:

If your service is listed above and normally arrives at London Victoria Coach Station, your coach will instead arrive at Vauxhall Bus Station.

All other services will arrive at London Victoria Coach Station as normal.

Vauxhall Bus station is right next to Vauxhall Underground station, which connects to the Victoria Line.

We'd advise you allow an additional 45 minutes to your plans when arriving into London.

Departing from London

Affected services: 007, 021, 022, 025, 026, 030 and A3

If your service is listed above and normally departs from London Victoria Coach Station, you'll need to head to Vauxhall Bus Station instead (all other services will depart from London Victoria Coach Station as usual).

Depending on where in London you're travelling from, you'll need to allow extra time to get to the bus station.

Connecting services in London

Affected services: 007, 021, 022, 025, 026, 030 and A3

If your journey requires you to change in London on the services listed above, you will arrive/depart at Vauxhall. Customers will need to travel by tube to/from Victoria Rail Station, then walk for approx. 15 minutes to/from Victoria Coach Station.

Vouchers will be issued to customers at Vauxhall/Victoria so your tube travel will be free of charge.

On arriving at Victoria Coach Station, customers will be able to catch their connecting service.