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Prudential RideLondon

Find out about London's biggest cycle event and how your service may be affected

This event has now passed

While this event is no longer available to book, you can find a number of fantastic events accessible by return coach travel on our Events page.

Prudential RideLondon 2019

The UK's largest mass-participation cycling event takes place in London on 3 - 4 August 2019 - if you're travelling with us on the day, find out how you can plan for your journey below

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 3 - 4 August 2019.

To plan for the disruption, we've adjusted our timetables to take into account the road closures and the increase in traffic volume.

Our most affected services are those from Kent, Sussex, Portsmouth & Gatwick Airport to London, which due to road and bridge closures will not be able to access London Victoria between 0800 & 2100 on Sunday 4 August.

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, 028, 030 and A3:

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

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

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

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


Departing from London

Affected services: 007, 021, 022, 025, 026, 028, 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 Stand H 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 Vauxhall bus station.


Changing services in London

Affected services: 007, 021, 022, 025, 026, 028, 030 and A3:

If your journey requires you to change in London onto the services listed above, you will arrive/depart at/from Vauxhall Bus Station. Customers will need to travel by London Underground to/from Victoria Rail Station, then walk for approx. 10 minutes to/from Victoria Coach Station.

A voucher for London Underground will be issued to customers at Vauxhall/Victoria so their tube travel will be free of charge

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

If your inbound journey is to London Victoria, but your connecting service departs from Vauxhall Bus Station, you'll be able to alight at an additional stop on Buckingham Palace Road which will allow an easier connection to Vauxhall via London Underground. Staff will be on hand to provide you with travel vouchers for your London Underground journey.

RideLondon updates

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

Disrupted services

The main road closures around the event happen on Sunday 4 August, 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 for most of the day, and will instead arrive and depart from Vauxhall Bus Station.


The below list of services may face slight disruption:

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

Please note that services up to approximately 06:30 and from approximately 21:00 will arrive/depart from Victoria Coach Station as normal.


Alternative timetables will be in operation on a number of other services; these services which are detailed below will continue to serve London Victoria Coach Station:

  • 032 - Southampton to London & return 
  • 033 – Salisbury, Andover & Basingstoke to Heathrow/ London & return 
  • 035 & 036 - Weymouth/Swanage, Poole & Bournemouth to London & return 
  • 040 – Weston-Super-Mare/Bristol to London & return 
  • 401 – Stroud/Cirencester/Swindon to Heathrow/London & return 
  • 402 – Frome/Trowbridge/Devizes/Newbury to Heathrow/London & return 
  • 403 – Street/Wells/Bath/Chippenham to Heathrow/London & return 
  • 444 & 445 – Hereford/Gloucester/Cheltenham to Heathrow/London & return 
  • 501 – Totnes/Brixham/Torquay/Exeter to Heathrow/London & return 
  • 502 – Bideford/Barnstaple/Tiverton/Taunton to Heathrow/London & return
  • 503 - Penzance/Newquay/Okehampton/Exeter to Heathrow/London & return
  • 506 – Penzance/Truro/Newquay/Plymouth to Heathrow/London & return 
  • 507 – Llanelli/Swansea/Cardiff/Chepstow to London & return 
  • 508 – Haverfordwest/Carmarthen/Swansea to London & return 
  • 509 – Cardiff/Newport/Chepstow to London & return

Cancelled services

The following services will not run:

Saturday 3 August

Service 023 1900 London to Bexhill
Service 090 1900 London to Southend

Sunday 4 August

Service 023 0820 Bexhill to London
Service 090 0755 Southend to London

Stop alterations & suspensions

Major stop alterations

Service A7 between London and Stansted Airport will be unable to serve stops at Bow, Mile End, Southwark, Waterloo & Whitechapel on both Saturday & Sunday. 3 & 4 August. Alternatives are London Victoria or London Liverpool Street.


Suspended Stops

The following London Stops will be temporarily suspended throughout the event:

  • Aldgate 
  • Bow 
  • Earl’s Court *Sunday only*
  • Embankment Station 
  • Hammersmith *Sunday only*
  • Marble Arch (Park Lane) *Sunday only* 
  • Mile End 
  • Romford *Sunday only* 
  • Southwark 
  • Stratford – Except Service A9 to Stansted 
  • Waterloo 

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