SOME of the world's top cyclists are set to pass through Chiswick this summer as part of a 100-mile race.
The London-Surrey Classic, on Sunday, August 4 will see about 150 professional riders racing from central London to the Surrey countryside and back.
Thousands of amateur cyclists are expected to tackle a similar course in the London-Surrey 100, for which roads will also cleared of traffic for the day.
Both routes are similar to those used for last year's Olympic road cycling race and will cross over Chiswick Bridge on their way from the Olympic Park to The Mall via the wide expanses of Surrey.
Sunday's road races are part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling that weekend, further details of which were announced this week.
On the Saturday, more than 50,000 people are expected to take advantage of traffic-free roads in central London for the eight-mile Freecycle event, taking in many of the capital's iconic landmarks.
Organisers hope to break the world record for the longest line of bikes, which stands at 916 and there will be a number of guided cycle trips from outer London.
For more details of events over the weekend, and to register to take part, visit www.PrudentialRideLondon.co.uk