RideLondon-Essex Road Closures

RideLondon-Essex 2022 is a cycling event taking place across three days in London and Essex between Friday 27 May and Sunday 29 May.

The 2022 RideLondon weekend will comprise of five events:

  • The RideLondon Classique – a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour stage race taking place in London and Essex from Friday 27 May until Sunday 29 May
  • The RideLondon-Essex 30, 60 and 100 mass participation rides in London and Essex on Sunday 29 May
  • The RideLondon FreeCycle mass participation event for families in central London on Sunday 29 May
  • Visit RideLondon-Essex to find out more about this event.

Road Closures

Some of these races will be entering the Braintree District, which will result in both temporary and full road closures.

Road closures and parking restrictions are necessary to secure the routes and make sure they are clear of any vehicles to protect both participants and spectators.

Visit the Road Closures Page for full details of which roads will be affected over the weekend of RideLondon.

Before the RideLondon-Essex events, road closures are necessary to enable them to install protective barriers, deploy event stewards and marshals along the routes and to allow for some minor highway works to be carried out – all crucial for the events to take place.

Vehicles will not be able to cross or drive on the event routes while the road closures are in place, though local access will be maintained for as long as possible. Pedestrian access will still be possible at designated crossings during the events, where marshals will ensure you can cross the road safely.

Leaflets with details, including maps, of areas affected by road closures and parking suspensions are distributed to every household and business on and near the routes in the weeks prior to the event weekend.

The best way to ensure you are not affected is to check this information and then plan ahead and make alternative arrangements if necessary.

Braintree District Road Closures

The RideLondon Classique will enter Hatfield Peverel via Nounsley resulting in road closures between 12pm and 3.30pm on Friday 27 May.

On Saturday 28 May, the RideLondon Classique will enter the district crossing over the A120 at Blake End before heading out towards Great Dunmow via the Dunmow Road (B1256). It will reappear at Great Bardfield via Dunmow Road (B1057), up to Finchingfield and out towards Little Sampford. These will be rolling road blocks so the road should only be closed to vehicles for 10-15 minutes.

The RideLondon-Essex 100 mass participation ride on Sunday 29 May will enter the district via Felsted over the A120 and to Blake End and up Dunmow Road (B1256) back towards Great Dunmow. This will result in road closures on Dunmow Road, B1256 between 6am and 3pm.


If you usually park on a road that will be closed for the event, please move your vehicle the night before. Vehicles cannot be parked on the event routes from 00:01 on Sunday 29 May until the road reopens. Any vehicles left on the routes or parked in suspended parking bays will be removed.