Mass cycling event this weekend

RideLondon - the largest mass-participation cycling festival ever held in the UK - will take place across London and Surrey this weekend.

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The Grand Prix: Where to watch

The Grand Prix route is a 1.3 mile loop around St James Park Credit: BikeLondon

A field of around 60 of the world’s top cyclists will take part in the first women’s criterium race ever to be staged on The Mall.

Team GB's golden girls Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Elinor Barker will be just some of the names to look out for at the one-hour pro women’s race, which starts at 18:30 on Saturday 3 August.

The handcycle race will take place at 5pm. Two British servicemen injured in Afghanistan will join five medallists from the 2012 Paralympic Games.

And at 5.45 The Youths A/B race for U14s and U16s has attracted cyclists from all over the London area. This next generation of Britain’s cyclists will relish the unique opportunity to race on a stunning route at 17:45 on Saturday 3 August. See a full list of competitors and get more details here.

Where to watch:

The three criterium races that make up the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix will follow a fast, flat 1.3-mile loop around St James’s Park.

The stunning route is easy to access from St James’s Park, Charing Cross, Westminster, Green Park and Piccadilly Underground stations. Spectators are welcome to stand anywhere along the route to enjoy this exciting evening of bike racing.

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