The borough will host part of the London – Surrey Cycle Classic Road Race on Sunday 14 August as part of preparation for the Olympic Games in 2012.
The race, which is a test event for the men’s and women’s Olympic Cycle Road Races, will bring 148 of the best cyclists from around the world to the streets of London and the Surrey hills. The cyclists will travel out from central London to Surrey and back, following the same course as the Road Race will during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Road closures, suspensions
Road closures and parking bay suspensions will need to be put in place to allow the race to take place. In the borough, the route will follow Brompton Road and Fulham Road and roads up to 400 metres either side will be affected. On the day, vehicles will not be allowed to drive or park on the race route which will be completely closed for a minimum of eight hours to allow the route to be prepared and the race to pass through. There will be provision made for emergency service access.
Pedestrians will be allowed to cross at certain marshalled points but there will be no vehicle access to buildings affected. Access to surrounding roads will also be limited.
The Council is working closely with TfL and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games which will publicise more details about timings and locations for road closures and restrictions when confirmed; including information about drop in sessions to explain how the event will run on the day.
If you have any urgent queries, please contact TfL’s Customer Services by:
- Phone: 0845 305 1234
- Post: London Streets Customer Services, Transport for London, Pier Walk, 4th Floor, Zone B5, London, SE10 0ES
For more information on the race go to:
Sign up for Council releases on transport matters go to www.rbkc.gov.uk/myrbkc