More good news for Olympic class cycling fans! In addition to the 250km long-distance road race, the time trials will also be seen nearby and pass through Teddington.
This shorter course will start and end at Hampton Court to help promote London’s historical palaces to the huge audiences that will be watching the games next year from all over the world.
World-class riders will follow the 45km route through Esher, Sandown, Molesey and Teddington and although the race will be mid-week (1st August 2012), large crowds are expected for this free-to-view event.
The “Elite Men’s route” will include Kingston Road, Twickenham Road, Strawberry Vale, Waldegrave Road, Park Road and then onto Bushy Park for the final sprint towards the finish line.
The Olympic torch is also set to pass through Teddington on the day of the opening ceremony. The torch will be travelling down the Thames from Hampton Court on a river barge towards Stratford Olympic Park – passing through Teddington Lock on its journey.