An Olympic test event that will bring world class cyclists to Kingston and Richmond but leave traffic chaos in their wake, will go ahead, despite riots across London.

The route of the London-Surrey Cycle Classic, which takes place on Sunday, August 14, does not pass through any areas hit by three days of public disorder.

The cyclists, including Olympic champion Mark Cavendish, will spend four minutes in Kingston as they pass over Kingston Bridge at about 11.50am towards Richmond Park on the return leg to central London.

A spokesman for the organisers said: "At this point it’s going ahead as planned."