Sun 26 May 2024 London, UK

RideLondon | Freecyle

RideLondon FreeCycle is the ultimate ride for cyclists of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Set on a traffic-free route, the event is a unique, free, opportunity to explore central London by bike!

  • Sun 26 May 2024
Victoria Embankment, London




Age 1 & over

  • 8 miles road cycling


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.

  • 1 lap
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Rolling start
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations

It’s more than just a chance to cycle some of the city’s most famous streets without any traffic in your way – although that’s awesome in itself – there's a carnival atmosphere, so expect to encounter circus stilt bikes, penny farthings and music bikes banging out tunes as you ride. You’ll also pass plenty of entertainment provided by bands, choirs and DJs to help you keep pedalling in rhythm!

The route passes some of central London’s most famous locations, from St Paul’s Cathedral and Pall Mall to the Southbank and Somerset House. Cross over the Thames via Waterloo Bridge and ride along Southbank; there’ll be plenty to feast your eyes on as you cycle.

A route jam-packed with famous landmarks of the capital.


  • Bring your own cup
  • Public transport links

  • Event app

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 1 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

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

Entry fees

Entry fee


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