London and Surrey’s transport network will be very busy on Road Race days, with extensive road closures along the route. While it’s important to plan your journey in advance, remember to check online for any last-minute updates or changes before you travel.
Temporary changes to roads and public transport will be required throughout the Games to help keep London moving. On Road Race days, there will be road closures around the route. Bus routes to and from central London will be affected and may be on diversion, terminate early or be temporarily suspended. Please leave more time for your bus journeys and plan in advance.
For details, visit the Get Ahead of the Games website
If you plan to attend the Road Race, you should think carefully about where you want to watch as some locations will be very busy. Large crowds are expected to attend and space will be limited. Arrive early, be prepared to wait and make sure you know how to get there. It is a good idea to have a plan B in case your preferred viewing area doesn’t work out.
Watching in London
If you’re hoping to watch the Road Race somewhere in London, plan your journey on the Transport for London website
Watching in Surrey
Here are some top tips to bear in mind when planning your journey:
- Aim to arrive early as spaces along the route will fill up quickly. Download the route map to help you plan
- Leave plenty of time to travel as it will be very busy across London and Surrey
- If you live near the route, try to find a spot to watch close to home.
- Consider walking or cycling – they are great ways to get around London during the Games, especially if you already live near the route – and may be quicker than using public transport. Limited cycle parking will be provided for spectators watching events in central London. Find the cycle parking locations and opening times.
- If you’re going by public transport, be prepared to wait. Stations will be extremely busy and you will have to queue, so please be patient. Check the websites above for travel updates before you set off.
- Please don’t drive – there will be extensive road closures along the route, and there is nowhere to park vehicles. For details of road closures in London and Surrey, visit the Get Ahead of the Games website
If you require staff assistance or a ramp, please be aware that you may need to give the station 24 hours’ notice.
For information about accessible travel in London, visit the Transport for London website
For information about accessible travel on trains, visit the National Rail website
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