BBC Sport To Broadcast RideLondon To 2026
May 23, 2022
RideLondon and the BBC have agreed a new deal which sees the broadcaster continue to show the festival of cycling for a further five years.
RideLondon returns on 27-29 May, after a three-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in a new format and a new partnership with Essex County Council.
The weekend will feature five events including the RideLondon Classique, a new three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour stage race and the RideLondon-Essex 100, a challenge ride for more than 20,000 amateur riders. The weekend also features FreeCycle, an eight-mile loop of traffic-free roads in central London for riders of all ages and abilities, and the RideLondon-Essex 60 and 30, shorter challenge rides.
The BBC has been host broadcaster of RideLondon since its inception in 2013. The event is the most successful legacy event from the 2012 Olympic Games.
The BBC coverage will comprise:
- Friday 27 May: (BBC iPlayer and Red Button) Evening highlights of Stage One of the RideLondon Classique
- Saturday 28 May: (BBC iPlayer and Red Button) Evening highlights of Stage Two of the RideLondon Classique
- Sunday 29 May 15:00 – 18:10 (BBC Two): live coverage of Stage Three of the RideLondon Classique and highlights of FreeCycle and the RideLondon-Essex 100, 60 and 30
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of RideLondon, said: “BBC Sport has been a fantastic partner to RideLondon since the first edition of the event in 2013 and we’re delighted to be continuing our partnership. We look forward to outstanding coverage of the 2022 event, which will be presented by Clare Balding.”
Whisper TV will be producing the coverage of RideLondon and the event will also be broadcast across Europe, pan Asia and North America on Eurosport/Discovery, on the Global Cycling Network and across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa on SuperSport.