There will be no Hyde Park Start in 2022
There will be no Hyde Park start in 2022 as the areas we use will be fenced off and closed to the public! Please choose one of the other starts.
Other starts are expected to remain as planned, with locations at Clapham Junction, Croydon, Deptford, Kew Bridge, Regents Park, Tower Hill, and Victoria Park, along with an accessible option.
Given that the Jubilee celebrations will have been the weekend beforehand, no concern had been raised by the Police or other authorities. In consultations with the Royal Parks’ Hyde Park management team, it transpired that there are unpublished plans for closing a large part of Hyde Park and Green Park along with other areas in the vicinity of Buckingham Palace. Although the celebrations will be over, these areas will remain closed to the public for the dismantling of infrastructure. According to the Royal Parks, this will make it impossible for riders or the general public to use these parts of Hyde Park.
They also anticipate closures around Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Constitution Hill and the Mall, which would mean the closure of cycle paths as well as the roads and other public access. This means it will also be necessary to make adjustments to the route and to the finish point.
There are multiple start points for the ride, so please choose the one you like the most. The exact routes will be decided nearer to the date.