Ride London 2017 – Information for patients and visitors of Kingston Hospital
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Ride London will be taking place on Sunday 30th July. The hospital will be running as usual but there will be disruptions for patients and visitors coming to the hospital between 6am and 6pm.
The event comprises of two cycle races:
- RideLondon Surrey 100 – a mass cycling event involving 30,000 people.
- RideLondon Surrey Classic – a world class professional cycle race for 150 elite cyclists.
There will be extensive road closures from central London, through Wimbledon, Richmond and into Surrey along the event route. The events pass directly alongside Kingston Hospital, affecting the roads surrounding the site.
Access to Kingston Hospital during the event will be as follows:
- Kingston Hill is closed between Queens Road and Park Road from 05:00 until 11:45 and then for a short period for race in the afternoon around 14:00.
- Coombe Road is closed from 07:30 until 19:30.
- The most difficult times for access will be when the largest numbers of cyclists pass the hospital part of the route. This will happen in two waves as the public and then the elite race passes the hospital. The busiest periods are expected to be:
- 06:30 - 11:30 and 14:00 - 14:20 on the North side of the site (Kingston Hill)
- 09:00 - 16:45 and 17:30 - 18:00 on the south side of the hospital (Coombe Road)
- There will be specific crossing points to allow access for:
- Emergency vehicles
- Members of the public urgently needing to attend A&E
- Women in labour
- Crossing of the route for vehicles will be allowed at:
- New Road to Liverpool Road (eastbound) until 06:15 then after 11:45
- Crescent Road to Alexandra Road (westbound) until 06:15 then after 11:45
- Galsworthy Road to Gloucester Road (both directions). This vehicle crossing point is then managed throughout the day between until around 08:45 and after 18:15
- Pedestrians will also be permitted to cross the route, but only when event traffic permits.
Public bus routes 5 routes 57, 85, 213, K1, K2 and K3 will also be affected. See the TFL website for full details: www.tfl.gov.uk.
South West Trains will be operating a normal Sunday service. Norbiton Railway Station will be open. Crossing the road on foot towards the station will be facilitated at crossing points; this may mean there are slight delays, as crossing will be allowed when it is safe to do so.
For updated travel information and to access a journey planner for the day please visit the TFL website.
For more information about Ride London visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk.