During the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the motor racing circuit at Brands Hatch in Kent will host Paralympic Road Cycling from Monday 3 September–Saturday 8 September 2012. The start/finish area, approximately 4km of the course and the medal ceremonies will take place within the venue. The route then leaves the venue heading north along the A20 Gorse Hill before looping back via Scratchers Lane and Fawkham Road.
Spectators can line these roads and view the race for free. Ticketed sections of the race include the start/finish area and the medal ceremonies.
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Local travel information
In order to safely deliver this world-class sporting event, we must secure and prepare the route and make sure it is clear of any vehicles. This protects both competitors and spectators and will involve road closures and parking restrictions in affected areas. Traffic management plans are currently being agreed with Kent County Council and will be communicated to local residents and businesses by Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council in due course.
There will be a series of training days in the lead up to the Games which allow officials and athletes to test the course. The training days will take place during the afternoon of 19 June 2012, and on the two days leading up to competition on 3 and 4 September 2012. It is likely that roads in the local area will be busier on these days due to the required road closures. More information will be available in due course.
As London 2012 is aiming for all spectators to travel to events by public transport, shuttle buses will run from Sevenoaks rail station to Brands Hatch on event days, which may mean that roads in the area are busier than usual.
Buses will run every 5–10mins and will be timed with the venue opening times, so the earliest would be arriving at Brands Hatch at 9am for spectator gates opening time and the latest bus would be departing around 7.30–8pm until the crowd is cleared.
The service will only run at high frequency during the peak spectator arrival and departure periods and will operate a less frequent service during the day. The buses will travel to Brands Hatch on the A25 via Seal and Borough Green and onto London Road (A20).
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What will happen and when?
19 June Training day
29 August Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony
3 and 4 September Training days
5-8 September Competition days
9 September Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony
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