Prepare, Tour de France passes through Hackney on Monday


2008 Tour de France - Stage Twenty One

The prestigious race, will be speeding through Hackney – the borough with the most cyclists, on Monday, 7 July.

As a result, travel will be disrupted in parts of the borough due to roads being closed. Expect surrounding roads to be extremely busy throughout the day.

The world’s largest annual cycling event will pass through Ruckholt Road, East Way and Waterden Road in Hackney Wick. The riders will then race through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, before heading to Central London for a final sprint up The Mall.

The whole route is unticketed, so anyone can watch for free, and spectator points will be positioned throughout the city.

The best viewing spots in East London will be the north of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (where a big screen is planned) and the Lea Bridge Road junction with Orient Way.

The tour’s publicity caravan – a convoy of floats, vehicles and entertainers – is due to pass through Hackney about 1pm. The cyclists are expected to come speeding through the borough at about 3pm.


Affected bus routes include: 48, 55, 56, 78, 308, 344, 388, W15.

Visit TFL travel disruption advice.





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