Ride London coming to Essex – Major Travel Disruption

Over the weekend of 27th to 29th May 2022 there will be significant road closures and travel disruption when Ride London returns after a 2 year break and the inclusion of new routes will see the event coming to Essex.

Friday 27th May – Stage One is RideLondon Classique. Part of the Women’s World Tour race, 120 of the worlds best female professional cyclists will be coming through Layer de la Haye and surrounding villages . We are looking at organising a couple of spectator areas to cheer the riders through but residents are also encourage to come out onto the pavements. Temporary road closures and a rolling road block will be put in place by the police and as this is a double lap circuit means these closures will happen twice.

For the part of the ride that directly affects the village this will be coming from the direction of Peldon. Having travelled up the Peldon Road they will turn left onto Layer Road/Oxley Hill , passing Abberton Manor then bearing left onto Abberton Road, passing Malting Green onto Malting Green Road and then turning left onto Church Road, passing St John the Baptist Church then heading over Abberton Reservoir. This part of the race will occur firstly between 11.33am & 11.49am and again 12.29pm & 12.51pm but the road closure/rolling road block will be in force just before these times and will also be subject to no hold ups elsewhere on the route.

Leaftlets have started to drop through doors to ensure awareness of the event and especially the disruption and this will continue for the next 3 weeks for maximum exposure. However please find attached the route diagrams for all 3 days, table of major road closures on Sunday 29th May together with the entire race route for Friday 27th May to further aid residents to plan their journeys/appointments on these days.

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