Olympics Road Race Test Event – Sunday 14th August

Route of the Olympic Road Race

This Sunday sees world class cycling coming to the Borough, with the Olympic Road Race Test event taking place, passing through Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton Court. British rider, Mark Cavendish, who won the Green Jersey in the Tour de France this year, has been confirmed as one of the competitors.

We’ve created a page with information on this and the Olympic Events that will take place in the Borough next year – Four in total. It includes what time the riders are estimated to arrive in the borough, where to watch the race and a detailed map of the route. It will be a great day out with the best riders from around the world on our doorstep. An excellent opportunity to showcase London after a difficult week.

Olympic Road Race and Time Trial comes to the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Let us know where you decide to watch the race (and of course your favourite nearby pubs and cafes!) and we’ll share it here.

Olympic Road Race and Time Trial comes to the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames

Hamton Court will witness both the Olympic Road Race and the Time Trial

Post Race Update

Well, they’ve been and gone and you came out in your thousands to line the streets and cheer them on. The riders even commented that they were amazed by the crowds and the noise!

You can read more about our hopes for an Olympic Cycling Legacy in Richmond (and even see our tweets on suggestions as to what that might be)

We’ve pulled together links below to the best of the photos from the events so you can relive them again. Get in touch if you’d like us to add a link to your gallery.

http://photos.grahamwatson.com/2012RaceUpdates/Olympic-Games-Mens-Road-Race/24461022_pWDZKG#!i=1995575171&k=vXsXJPS

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teddingtontown/sets/72157630789339878

http://twickerati.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/london-2012-mens-time-trial/

http://www.totallyrichmond.co.uk/blog/olympic-cycling-time-trials-in-richmond-borough/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmerry/

http://www.rebekahphotographer.com/gallery_516968.html

http://chblm.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/olympic-cyclists-in-richmond-park.html

and videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2EiRGVueo&feature=youtu.be

Original Post

Both the Olympic Road Race and Time Trial events¬†are coming to the Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames in 2012. Here’s an opportunity to see the Olympics up close for free, without having to buy tickts and it may be the opportunity to witness Team GB’s first Gold medal of the games! On Sunday 14th August 2011, the Olympic preparation road race (The London-Surrey Cycle Classic) took place, with the streets of the borough full of spectators cheering on the top cyclists in the world, in a race won by British rider Mark Cavendish.

We’ve created this page to collate useful and interesting information relating to the events and we’ll keep it up to date with the latest information, so don’t forget to check back.

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