Thousands of cyclists have braved the storms today to endure the RideLondon 100 bike event.

By the end of the day roughly 24,000 amateur cyclists will have completed the 86 mile route, which was cut down in length from 100 miles because of poor weather.

Torrential rain and heavy winds meant Leith Hill and Box Hill in Surrey were removed from the course this morning.

The cyclists began at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London, before heading to Canary Wharf and then passing through the City of London.

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Participants later rode through Richmond Park and Kingston-upon-Thames, before finishing at Putney Bridge.

The course also passed through Merton, Raynes Park, and Wimbledon Hill, as well as making tracks through parts of Elmbridge.

According to one Surrey cafe owner heavy storms meant there were markedly less spectators than last year.

Jamie Chisholm, who runs Bike Beans Cafe in Rectory Ln, Ashtead, said: “I felt sorry for the cyclists.

“The weather was atrocious, and it’s such a shame they have to cut out the Leith and Box Hill.

“There was definitely less spectators than last year, but it didn’t put the cyclists off.”

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