Eton Dorney near Windsor will have 25,000 extra visitors per day during the canoe sprint and paralympic events. Do not travel without a ticket - you will not see a thing. Parking is for local residents only. There will be a clampdown on bogus street traders, trying to take advantage of the massive influx of people. Waste trucks will be on patrol at 0530 every morning. Eton Dorney has published travel and visitor information. The Royal Borough of WIndsor and Maidenhead has produced its own guide.
Weymouth and Portland will welcome 460 of the world's Olympic and Paralympic athletes, competing for 13 Gold medals. Getting into Weymouth, use the park and ride services...there are sites in Dorchester and Weymouth itself. The spectators' area at Nothe Gardens is now sold out, but there are vantage points along the beaches and coastline. Weymouth and Portland has published travel and visitor information. Extra information with key dates is included on the Welcome to Weymouth and Portland site. Another comprehensive Dorset guide has been compiled for visitors.
Box Hill in Surrey will host the road cycling race, and there will be significant road closures in the area. Park and walk is the preferred option by the organisers. The public are also being encouraged to cycle to events themselves to avoid parking issues, and they will be treated to live commentary as well as food and drink stands. Box Hill has published travel and visitor information. More cycling news, including the Box Hill Expo and Olympics, has been published.
Hadleigh Farm in Essex is the venue for the mountain bike course. There is no spectator parking apart from limited Blue Badge spaces. Visitors can expect airport-style security screening. Alcohol will be banned at Hadleigh Farm, and spectators can expect a brisk walk to the course itself. Riders will be dreading any breakdowns - they must carry their own tool kits. There is more information about Hadleigh Farm on the official olympic website. The Salvation Army runs Hadleigh Farm and has published its own guide.
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