London 2012 is the first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a large scale walking and cycling strategy, making it as easy as possible for spectators to walk or cycle to their chosen events. The services and resources include cycle parking at every venue, cycle maintenance, guided walks and cycle rides, new maps highlighting the variety of cycle routes around the Olympic Park, and easy to use spectator journey planner.
Jo Rowsell, who won gold in the team pursuit alongside Dani King and Laura Trott said: 'Cycling is a fantastic way of keeping fit, regardless of age or ability. With spaces for more than 7,000 bikes, guided rides and free repairs, there’s every reason to get out there and start pedalling.'
Three easy step can be taken when thinking about travelling by bike to the Paralympic Games:
1. Use the cycle area of the website to establish a cycle route;
2. Download a map of your venue, highlighting cycle parking bays; and
3. Confirm your selection and consider booking a led ride (a series of free led rides to the Olympic Park (Victoria Park Cycle Hub) will run at 7.30am and again at 10.30am every day between 30 August and 9 September).