Prudential RideLondon 2017 takes place this weekend: When, where and all road closures

 
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Sunday's races end at the Mall (Source: Getty)

Prudential RideLondon takes place this weekend, with cycling fans from all over set to descend on the capital.

We've put together a guide to the events taking place during the festival of cycling, so you don't miss out.

What's happening and when?

Friday

Prudential RideLondon weekend kicked off today with the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix at the Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Expert races for boys and girls in five age categories: under-8, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years and 15-16 years, took place throughout the day, with prizes of up to £500 up for grabs.

Saturday

The Classique women's race starts at 5pm, beginning on The Mall in St James’s Park and goes up Constitution Hill, turning at the top to come down and on to Birdcage Walk. The route passes Big Ben before turning left on to Whitehall and right on to the Strand, turning again to come back up the Strand, through Trafalgar Square and Admiralty Arch and back on to The Mall. The winner takes home €25,000 (£22,000).

The Brompton World Championship takes place tomorrow at 7.15pm. Brompton riders will race on a course taking in eight laps around St James’ Park, past Buckingham Palace and down The Mall. Competitors start the race by unfolding their bikes before taking on the 16km circuit, and there's a dress code: city-chic, with no lycra allowed.

Sunday

This is the main event: the Surrey 100. It starts at 5:45am in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. The race finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Surrey Classic on a similar route.

There's also the Surrey 46, a sportive starting at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and following the same route as the Surrey 100 for the first 27 miles before taking a new two-mile route, which then links up with the last 17 miles through London to the finish in The Mall.

What is the route?

Check out where the cyclists will be battling it out in Sunday's Surrey 100 here:

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