Author Topic: Olympic road race  (Read 633 times)

LindaG

Olympic road race
« on: May 26, 2010, 02:13:46 pm »
I see this will be going over Box Hill.  So, who's going to watch?  It would be grand if they do a sportive-type event for the public as well.

Re: Olympic road race
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 02:20:30 pm »
I shall probably see it somewhere.I hope to get to see some of the velodrome events too.

Tim

Re: Olympic road race
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 02:25:26 pm »
Sounds like it's going to be passing within ½mile of our front door.

LindaG

Re: Olympic road race
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 02:26:12 pm »
That's at least three people then.  So it won't be a total write-off   :P

Tim

Re: Olympic road race
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 02:31:42 pm »
If they're going to do Box Hill there is the potential to slot in the whole Hilly 50 route.

David Martin

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Re: Olympic road race
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 02:34:16 pm »
Might be worth a ride down if I am visiting my parents..

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Re: Olympic road race
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 03:11:03 pm »
For ignorami like me who didn't know the route - description below. Sounds like a nice day out in Richmond Park for us!

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After the UCI's rejection, last September, of the proposed 2012 Olympic Games road race circuit based on Hampstead Heath and Regent's Park, little has been officially revealed about the route.
However, Cycling Weekly understands that the redesigned route of the road race will now head into the Surrey Hills.
Starting in Westminster, the route will head from London into the Surrey Hills and travel south-west to cross the Thames river at Putney.
From there, the riders will travel through Richmond and Bushy Parks before crossing the M25 at Leatherhead and then face possibly more than one ascent of Box Hill.
From there, it's through Headley and down to Dorking, then west along the A25 and up the steep Combe Lane in Shere before heading back towards London, taking in Byfleet, Weybridge, Bushy Park and Richmond Park.
The riders will then complete a 12.5km circuit of Westminster, Chelsea and Fulham before finishing on the Mall.
The route totals around 138km, which is around the right sort of distance for the women's road race. The men's route is likely to be tweaked to include more than one circuit of Box Hill, and up to six loops of the 12.5km finishing circuit in central London.

Thanks to Cycling Weakly for the wordage.