Prudential Ride London 2014

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The Prudential Ride London took place on Sunday 10 August. This multi-award winning, world-class festival of cycling held two cycle races. The first, for mass participation, departed from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between 6am and 8.30am, whilst the Prudential Ride London – Surrey Classic professional race departed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at 1.00pm.

Due to the bad weather conditions, the 100 mile route was reduced to 86 miles and took the cyclists from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, through East London to Central London. The route then passed through West London and into Surrey before returning through South West London and onto the finish at The Mall.

Ringway Jacobs delivered the traffic management, road closures and 20 variable messaging signs (VMS) for sector one of the Prudential Ride London 2014. The road closures took place on the A12, between Redbridge Roundabout and the Blackwall Tunnel southbound and from the Blackwall Tunnel to the Lea Bridge Flyover northbound.

The road closures involved the A12 being closed between 5.00am and 9.30am with the roads being reopened after the last amateur cyclist had gone through. The professional race operated a rolling temporary closure on the southbound section of the route, following the 1.00pm departure. Ringway Jacobs provided a standby crew until 1.30pm to offer further assistance on the day.

Chris Goodacre, LoHAC Contract Manager, said: ‘Prudential Ride London has become a world famous event. I am pleased that Ringway Jacobs was able to be a part of it and provided the level of organisation that ensured road closure, signage and the VMS equipment were in place and effective, as well as on the day assistance.’

Ringway Jacobs supports healthy lifestyles and encourage staff to participate in events like Ride London. Stuart Roblin, our Fleet Coordinator completed the 86 mile mass participation cycle ride on Sunday. Nevertheless, the commitment comes right from the top as our Managing Director Mike Notman recently completed at 874 mile cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End over six days, 23 hours and 45 minutes. Well done to you both!!

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