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London 2012 Paralympic Games Road Cycling Event

Discussion in 'West Kingsdown' started by Sevenoaks District Council, Sep 4, 2012. Replies: 2 | Views: 911

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    Sevenoaks District is the proud host of the London 2012 Paralympic Games Road Cycling events from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 September.

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    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) will use Brands Hatch in West Kingsdown as the venue for this event. The former F1 circuit will account for roughly half of the course and, as it's a road cycling event, the remainder will run on nearby local roads.

    There will be 32 road cycling events with more than 200 athletes from across the globe taking part. Events consist of mass start races and time trials for athletes with a range of disabilities, including visual impairments, cerebral palsy and amputations who will compete on bicycles, tricycles, tandems and hand cycles.

    For further details, including the race schedules, visit the Paralympic Games Road Cycling pages on the 2012 website. See also details of the Paralympic Games road races venue on the LOCOG website.

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  2. JohnH

    JohnH New Member

    Went today to Brands Hatch .. by bike :) .. and was privileged to see such inspiring athletes there giving their all.
    Terrific organisation by everyone involved, all the volunteers, Sevenoaks DC, St Johns Ambulance, Police and many more - wonderful friendly atmosphere, thought it was all great, well done!
    A little bit of a pity there were not more people filling up all the spaces along the roadside, cheering on the competitors.
    If you get the chance, go on Friday or Saturday, take all the family, before you miss it.
    Hadn't appreciated the free bus transfers for everyone operating from Sevenoaks Station, had assumed it was linked somehow to a rail ticket .. duh.
     
  3. Success and sun for the Paralympic Road Cycling

    The sun was shining on the Paralympic Road Cycling as Sevenoaks District provided the backdrop for some fierce cycling competition from 5 to 8 September.

    Road Cycling is traditionally one of the biggest sports in the Paralympic Games and the District’s Road Cycling didn’t disappoint with lively crowds and a fantastic performance from Team GB.

    Sarah Storey made the record books as she equalled Tanni Grey-Thomson and Dave Robert’s tally of 11 Paralympic medals. Alex Zanardi provided crowds with an epic performance as he won three medals over the four days of competitions.

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    Leader of Sevenoaks District Council, Cllr Peter Fleming commented:
    Sevenoaks District Council trained up to 250 local volunteer stewards who helped spectators outside of Brands Hatch over the course of the events.

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    Cllr Fleming adds:
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