Slow down for Essex: safety car to impose 22mph speed limit on RideLondon

Riders not allowed to pass front car during event

Ride London in Essex
(Image credit: Future / Dan Baines)

Riders taking part in the RideLondon sportive in the UK next weekend will not be permitted to pass a safety car travelling at the front of the event at 22mph, or roughly 35km/h.

The speed limit was revealed in the event guide published by the organisers over the weekend, along with start times for those taking part. The limit could now see riders being forced to slow down, or bunch up.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.