RideLondon-Surrey 2019 – information for patients and visitors of Kingston Hospital

Thursday 25 July 2019

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey event will be taking place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August. The hospital will be running as usual however, there will be some disruption for patients and visitors coming to the hospital during these two days.

There will be extensive road closures from central London through Wimbledon, Richmond and into Surrey to make way for cyclists along the event route. The event passes directly alongside Kingston Hospital, affecting the roads surrounding the site.

Richmond and Kingston

Cyclists will pass through Richmond on the outbound route and through Kingston on the return journey towards the finish. If you are attending or need to attend the hospital over the weekend, please retime your journey if possible.

  • Richmond Park will be closed to vehicles all day.
  • The A3 will be open, although the exit slips at Esher Common, Coombe Lane and Tibbet's Corner will be closed.

Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth

Cyclists in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, 46 and Classic events will pass through Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth on the return journey towards the finish.

  • The A3 will be open, although the exit slips at Esher Common, Coombe Lane and Tibbet's Corner will be closed.
  • Roads in Kingston will be significantly busier than a typical Sunday, especially the A308 Kingston Road where there will be significant delays.
  • Battersea Park Road will be extremely busy and journeys may take more than twice as long as usual throughout the day.
  • If you must drive, consider driving after 7pm.

Access to Kingston Hospital during the event will be as follows:

  • Kingston Hill (eastbound) and Queens Road will both be closed from 5am until 12pm.
  • Coombe Road and Coombe Lane West will be closed from 7.30am until 7.30pm.
  • Access to Kingston Hospital will still be available from the north of Kingston Hill and onto Galsworthy Road, which is the main hospital entrance.
  • 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:
    • 9am-4pm on the north side of the site (Kingston Hill)
    • 9am-4pm on the south side of the hospital (Coombe Road)
    • Other entrances to the hospital will be accessible via emergency 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 6.15am then after 11.45am
        • Crescent Road to Alexandra Road (westbound) until 6.15am then after 11.45am
        • Galsworthy Road to Gloucester Road (both directions). This vehicle crossing point will be manned from the start of the race 9amntil 8.45am and then again from 6.15pm.
        • Pedestrians will also be permitted to cross the route but only when event traffic permits.
        • After 85 miles the riders come through Kingston, we expect the first bunch of riders will arrive at 9am and the last riders will arrive at 16:40pm.


Public bus routes 57, 85, 213, K1, K2 and K3 will also be affected. Visit the TFL website for full details:

South Western Railway will be operating a normal 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 only 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 RideLondon visit

The Trust’s Emergency Preparedness Team has worked in conjunction with Prudential RideLondon-Surrey to ensure that access to the hospital is maintained and the disruption is minimised.



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