Watch RideLondon cycling event live on the BBC

RideLondon annual cycling event

The 2019 RideLondon festival of cycling takes place on Saturday and Sunday, with live coverage across BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online.

Coverage of the world’s richest one-day races begins with the elite Women’s Classique on Saturday and continues with the men’s London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Sunday also sees more than 25,000 amateur riders take on the challenge of the RideLondon-Surrey 100-mile challenge.

BBC coverage times

All times BST and subject to change

Saturday, 3 August

16:55-19:00, Women’s Classique – BBC Red Button and online

Live and uninterrupted coverage of the most lucrative women’s one-day race in cycling. The event is taking place along a 5.5km loop in central London, beginning and finishing on The Mall.

Two-time champion Kirsten Wild and Dutch compatriot Marianne Vos, who comes into the race in stunning form having won La Course last week and four stages of the Giro Rosa Iccrea earlier this month.

Other star names confirmed include the British road and time-trial champion Alice Barnes.

18:00-19:00, Women’s Classique – BBC Two

Claire Balding introduces what promises to be a dramatic conclusion to the prestigious race.

Sunday, 4 August

09:55-12:00, Women’s Classique – BBC Red Button (repeat)

12:00-13:00, RideLondon – BBC Two

This programme showcases the inspiring personal stories of amateur participants raising money for good causes, in an event which sees 100,000 cyclists take advantage of London’s traffic-free roads.

Courses range from an eight-mile route for families to the 100-mile challenge on the same roads as the professional cyclists.

15:35-18:30, London-Surrey Classic – BBC One

14:00-16:00, London-Surrey Classic – BBC Red Button and online

14:00-18:30, London-Surrey Classic – Connected TV and online

Claire Balding presents live coverage as a number of the world’s top male cyclists take on the 169km course. Starting in central London, riders race out to Surrey and complete five laps of the iconic Box Hill, before returning to London for the finish on The Mall.

Three-time 2019 Tour de France stage winner Caleb Ewan, who won the final stage on the Champs-Elysees, is the star attraction while for the first time since 2016, a Great Britain national team will take part. Their team includes 2018 national road race champion Connor Swift plus under-23 national road race champion Ethan Hayter.

National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible. Please check your local listings for more detailed information.


You can view all our TV and Red Button broadcasts as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.

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