|Kings Road Now Open but Traffic Still Slow on Fulham Road|
Following RideLondon event which saw cycling stars race through Fulham
Kings Road has reopened to traffic, but major delays remain on Fulham Road on Sunday evening following the annual RideLondon cycling event, which saw thousands of cyclists race through SW6.
In the morning, over 5,000 amateur riders 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 saw cycling superstars such as Sir Bradley Wiggins whizzing up Kings Road on their way to the Mall, where Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker was first over the finishing line.
The traffic hold-ups are expected to clear during the evening with roads in Fulham and in Hammersmith, which hosted part of the riders' outward route all now open.
August 2, 2015