WATCH OLYMPIC SPORTING EVENTS FOR FREE!
But it's true. One of the biggest concerns for people in London to watch the Olympic is how to grab hold of one of those scarce tickets that'll allow somebody the chance to see Olympic competition live and first-person.
However, things are quite different with the cycling road race or time trial events. Not only are no tickets required to watch any of these races, men's or women's, but you stand a pretty swell chance at a front-row spot as well if you pick the right place along the course. And Bob's your Uncle (to quote the Brits).
Be aware that there is one stretch of the course that is reserved, however - a 2.5km stretch of road on the Zig-Zag Road incline and Donkey Green on Box Hill where up to 15,000 ticketed spectators will watch the race.
The most popular portions of the course for viewing the race will likely be start/finish portion of the The Mall and certainly the Box Hill loop, where racers will pass by multiple times. You'll need to plan to get there early to secure a good spot, and you should be aware that it's a bit of a hike from the nearest train stations to Box Hill so allow plenty of time, especially with a 10 a.m. start local time for the men on Saturday, July 28th, and noon for the women on Sunday, July 29th.
- Guide to Olympic Cycling Events
- Road race course description
- Olympic Cycling Schedule by Date
- Olympic Schedule by Discipline (road, mountain, track, BMX)