|Gridlock in Fulham as Roads Close for RideLondon|
While crowds take the the streets to watch cycling superstars on Kings Road
Fulham Road is gridlocked and there are severe delays across Fulham and Hammersmith on Sunday afternoon as hundreds of cylists race through our streets in the annual RideLondon cycling event.
Over 5,000 amateur riders have already streamed along New Kings and Kings Roads on the return leg of of the The Prudential Ridelondon-Surrey 100.
The ride started at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 6am onwards, with riders cycling outwards through Hammersmith and crossing the river at Chiswick, then cycling through the Surrey countryside before returning over Putney Bridge and streaming up the Kings Road toward the finishing line in the Mall.
Another of today's highlights was the Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic which saw 30 top handcyclists race 15 miles between Kingston upon Thames and the Mall, again bringing the riders along Kings Road.
The final event of the day, The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic is now heading towards Fulham. With under 80 km to go shortly before 5pm, crowds are gathering on the street to see the superstars of cycling, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, come whizzing through on their way to the Mall.
The event is also being broadcast live on BBC 1.
Roads which were closed for the outward route through Hammersmith are now open again but roads in Fulham are closed until around 7.30pm.
August 2, 2015