Tips on how to travel to Surrey’s Olympic cycle races have been released by Mole Valley Council.
The men’s 250km and women’s 140km races will take place through Surrey and around Box Hill on July 28 and 29 and the council is advising spectators to walk or cycle to their desired viewpoints for the races, or to the free Big Weekend celebrations in Dorking Town, Meadowbank, Leatherhead Town or Red House Gardens.
Roads will be closed from 4am in Dorking and from 6am in Leatherhead on July 28 and from 6am on July 29.
To encourage cycling, three free bicycle parks will be provided at the lower deck of St Martin’s Walk car park in Dorking, Ashcombe School playing field in Dorking and Station Road car park in Leatherhead.
They will be open from 8.30am to 7.30pm on July 28 and from 10.30am to 5.30pm on July 29. Each will be enclosed by barriers and will have the capacity for 250 bikes.
Users are advised to bring locks.
The council will also provide temporary car parks for those who need to drive, which will be accessible by avoiding the road closures.
The car parks will be at Lower Boxhill Farm and Priory School in Dorking, and Young Street and St Andrew’s School in Leatherhead - all of which will be open from 6am to 7pm on July 28 and from 8am to 6pm on July 29.
Spaces will be £15 in advance, with some available on the day for £20.
Article by Hardeep Matharu at EpsomGuardian
For details on bus disruptions in the area see our article Bus Disruptions from Epsom Coaches
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