Visiting the Games
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:52pm 19 July 2012
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We strongly recommend using the free, secure, staffed cycle parking avaialble at all London 2012 venues. At most of them you get a free Dr. Bike check. Experienced bike mechanics will carry out minor repairs: labour is free but you will need to pay for any parts needed.
Getting around London will be best by bike. The London 2012 website provides cycle parking information for the Olympics and the Paralympics. alternatively you can use the official journey planner website. If you select the ‘cycle’ tab, you can choose between fast, quiet or recreational routes to any Games venue.
On the London 2012 website you can also find official Olympic cycling information.
Parking at the Olympic Park
There are three official cycle parking locations, with a combined capacity for 6,600 bikes.
1/ VICTORIA PARK
Location: St. Marks Gate (east side of the park), near Cadogan Terrace
Nearest Olympic Gate: Victoria Gate
2/ NORTH TRANSPORT HUB (ETON MANOR)
Location: Just south of Hackney Marshes and north of Ruckholt Road. Cycle access off the path across Hackney Marshes or directly from Ruckholt road or Eastway
Nearest Olympic Gate: Eton Manor Gate
3/ SOUTH TRANSPORT HUB
Location: Abbey Lane Open Space.
Nearest Olympic Gate: Greenway Gate; Cycle access via Stratford High street or quiet routes from Newham or the Lea Navigation
A series of ‘led rides’ to Olympic venues are being organized during the period of the Games. Each ride, led by a trained volunteer, will take up to10 registered people: you’ll need your own bike but the rides are free. Routes end at a dedicated secure cycle parking facility. Details and booking available here: www.ledcyclerides.co.uk.
Arriving with your bike by train
Arrangements for taking bicycles on trains over the Games will vary between operators. You’re advised to check with the train operator before your travel or visit the National Rail enquiries website. There will be no changes to the current restrictions on taking bicycles on the London Underground and the DLR service.