Essex 60
Sun 26 May 2024

RideLondon-Essex 60

This unique ride sees participants pedal past impressive London landmarks and through picturesque rural Essex – all on traffic-free roads. Ideal for newcomers to RideLondon.

  • Sun 26 May 2024

Essex 60



Age 16 & over


RideLondon has now enjoyed several annual editions and has grown into a record-breaking festival of cycling enjoyed by more than 460,000 participants, from beginners to the world’s best professionals.

The festival takes place over one day and each year inspires people from all backgrounds to take up cycling as part of their daily lives, including families and Londoners.

The spring date helps people engage with cycling early in the year, so they can maintain the momentum to cycle all year round.


  • world's greatest cycling festival

    Cyclists of all abilities can take in glorious landmarks of the capital on closed roads from the comfort of their saddles.

  • central London and Essex

    Seize this rare chance to enjoy traffic-free riding in the capital and out onto quiet countryside lanes.

  • beginners and Pro's

    Ride the short, medium or long sportive, spectate, or join the fun family FreeCycle.

2024 details are to be confirmed.

This event is part of RideLondon.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event expo
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event


  • 06:00-09:30 | RideLondon-Essex 30, 60 or 100 will start in waves between these times.
  • 10:00-15:00 | RideLondon FreeCycle route is open.
  • 10:00-16:00 | RideLondon FreeCycle Festival Zones are open.
  • 15:45-17:45 | RideLondon Classique pro women's race.

Free festival zones

Look out for the four free Festival Zones on the route at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Waterloo Place, Guildhall Yard and St Paul’s Churchyard and Paternoster Square. They’re the perfect places to stop to rest your legs and have some refreshments while enjoying the fun, free, family-friendly activities on offer to a soundtrack of live music and DJs.

The London Marathon Charitable Trust

RideLondon is organised by London Marathon Events (LME) Limited. All of the surplus generated by LME from RideLondon, the TCS London Marathon and other events organised by LME, is passed to the parent company, The London Marathon Charitable Trust, a registered charity.

The London Marathon Charitable Trust’s mission is to Inspire Activity by providing funding to initiatives that enable people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender and background, creating healthier and happier communities.

Since its founding in 1981, The Trust has given in excess of £95 million to more than 1,500 projects that Inspire Activity in London and across the UK.

RideLondon was held in London and Surrey between 2013 and 2019, with more than £4.3 million awarded to projects in Surrey that Inspire Activity.

As RideLondon is now partnering with Essex County Council, communities in Essex will soon be able to benefit from The London Marathon Charitable Trust funding.

  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Victoria Embankment
Victoria Embankment
Greater London

The festivities of RideLondon offer so much to see and do, as part of this wonderful celebration of cycling. Why not make a weekend of it, and take some time to explore the delights of London. Visitors flock from all over the globe to sample the sights and sounds of the 'Big Smoke', with such a rich and vibrant culture, there truly is something to satisfy each and every visitor.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

Like the 100-mile ride, the RideLondon-Essex 60 started in central London on Victoria Embankment before coursing through the historic Epping Forest to reach Essex. Riders then headed towards Ongar before turning round and re-tracing their wheel treads back into central London for a mighty finale at Tower Bridge.

From central London into Essex countryside and back to a grand finale at Tower Bridge.

Access to the Start will be via Parliament Square.

There’ll be mile markers at approximately every five miles along the route and toilets will be near them.

All riders in the RideLondon-Essex 30, 60 and 100 events have eight-and-a-half hours to complete the ride from the departure of the last start wave.

Cut-off points are in place which means you need to reach the following points at the time specified in the guide:

  • Woodford Green at mile 18
  • Four Wantz Roundabout, Chipping Ongar at mile 32
  • The finish line


  • Bring your own cup
  • Public transport links

  • Event app
  • GPS tracking
  • Medal
  • Training plan

Souvenir photos

Photographers from Sportograf will be positioned along the course to take photos of you in action. These can be downloaded for just £5.

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries closed
  • Enter online
  • Series discount

16 and 17 year olds must ride with an adult.

You are able to register your interest in a 2024 place.