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TfL sets out plans and important travel advice for Olympic road events

London is being turned into a massive sporting and cultural venue, which will include 13 road events being held across London and Surrey during the course of the Games, in addition to live sites and cultural events.

The men’s and women’s Paralympic road cycling will take place at Brands Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 September.

TfL is working with London 2012 and the Metropolitan Police, as well as boroughs and councils across London and Surrey to ensure the road events are a great success.

Since March, TfL has worked with these partners to provide information to local business and residents on how and when the events will impact on their local areas.

Detailed information and advice has been provided through a major campaign of letter drops, road shows and publicity.

Information on the road event race routes, the impact on road and public transport networks and how to plan ahead is also available at www.GetAheadoftheGames.com.

The majority of Road Events start and finish in central London, but some – including the cycle road races and cycling time trials – pass through South West London and Surrey.

The cycling road races on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July will take place on routes passing through Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth and The Royal Borough of Richmond upon Thames, as well as Surrey.

The men's and women's road cycling time trials will take place on Wednesday, August 1, and start and finish at Hampton Court Palace, passing through East Molesey, West Molesey, Thames Ditton, Esher, Whiteley Village, Hinchley Wood, Surbiton, Kingston, Hampton Wick and Teddington.

To ensure the safety of athletes and spectators, road races need to take place on secure roads and closures and parking restrictions will need to be put in place on the days of the competitions.

These will be managed to keep disruption to a minimum and all roads will be opened safely as quickly as possible after the events have finished.

After the events, barriers will need to be removed, road signs, traffic lights and islands reinstated, roads thoroughly cleaned and crowds dispersed before roads can be re-opened safely.

The majority of road events will be held at weekends and some competitions will only take place for a few hours beginning in the morning.

Where possible, roads will be reopened and restrictions lifted by the late afternoon or early evening.


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