A weekend-long feast of cycling sport and leisure that sees an eight mile loop of roads around central London closed to regular traffic so that bike-enthusiasts can get a clear run at it. The Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle takes place on August 1 and enables cyclists of all ages and abilities to take a safe spin around town. It costs nothing to join in, but register in advance on the RideLondon website.
Later the same day there will be a Grand Prix event around St James’s Park with races for young Olympic hopefuls and professional female cyclists. On Sunday August 2 the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 will send thousands of amateur cyclists on a 100-mile route similar to that of the London 2012 Olympics' cycling races. Many participants are raising money for charity, so help to make their final metres along Pall Mall feel even more victorious by cheering them on. The world's top 150 male cyclists will also be having a go in the Prudential RideLondon-SurreyClassic, so you can cheer them on too, though they probably won't need it.