- Mens Olympic road race Saturday 28th July
From London 2012 website:
“The public bridleways and footpaths in, and leading to the Box Hill area, including Headley Heath will have restricted access with closures that will only come into force when crowd capacity in the area has been reached. This is to allow for management of crowd safety.
Over the whole race route, any public bridleway or byway leading to the race route will be closed to horses and vehicles for the last 10 metres only to prevent them getting onto the race route or horses meeting with crowds of spectators. Otherwise they will remain open. There is only one public footpath, FP 76 at Church Hill Pyrford that will be closed for the final 10 metres on the race route as it exits on to a blind bend and there is no footway or verge. These rights of way will be open as soon as the roads are reopened. All other rights of way in the area will be remaining open.
The public rights of way network will be one of the key ways in which spectators will be able to access the race route and we learnt from last years test event that it was not necessary to close as many rights of way. We are very keen to keep the disruption and inconvenience of local users to the absolute minimum while at the same time considering the safety of rights of way users and the crowd management of these Olympic events. You can also use our interactive map to identify the numbers on the public rights of way.”
So perhaps not as restricted as first though.Posted 5 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Ah, OK. I drove home over Headley down part of the route this evening and the bridleways had signs up saying closed to all but foot traffic – but I guess this is the first tem metres if you’re on the route and working back.
You’d still need somewhere to leave your bike min 10 metres away from where you are going to be able to see though.Posted 5 years agonukeSubscriber
Roads/BWs closed off for Box Hill/Headley etc show here…
We were up there this morning and security is pretty tight already plus fencing everywhere. The road was closed to general vehicles but we were allowed to cycle up (…but not down). Very busy as expected.Posted 5 years ago
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