Olympic cyclists could be back next summer
Top cyclists, including Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Mark Cavendish, could be racing through on the Olympic cycle race route again next summer.
Ride London hopes to attract more than 200,000 cyclists and visitors to the races next August.
They will speed through most of the Olympic race route, which included Kingston, Wandsworth, Elmbridge and Richmond, as part of a new annual marathon for the cycling world.
The event will be managed by the London and Surrey Cycling Partnership, a joint venture between London Marathon and the Tour of Britain organisers.
Jon Fray, from Kingston Cycling Campaign, said: "I think this is a great opportunity for people to get involved again. You can be a participant or a spectator.
"In other countries they have these mass cycling rides like in South Africa so something similar in London would be exciting. "We are lucky to have so many good places to cycle past because we have the Thames here."
The two-day cycling festival from August 3 to August 4 will incorporate three major cycling events including a family fun ride for up to 70,000 cyclists on an eight mile loop of closed roads around London landmarks.
Councillor Sharon Hartley said: "This is amazing - it is what legacy is all about. Young and old were having such a wonderful time during the races and to see it again will be fantastic.
"Kingston is now on the map, especially with Bradley Wiggins talking about us.
"I don’t know if we can promise Olympic crowds but we have enough enthusiastic locals to have an excellent attendance."
A wacky event for riders in vintage gear, some on Penny Farthings, is already being organised by the Homage de Fromage community group in Surbiton, on Sunday, September 16.