Paralympic road cycling at Brands Hatch
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and
Paralympic Games confirmed that Brands Hatch, near Sevenoaks will
host the Paralympic Road Cycling events for the Paralympic
Road cycling events
From 5 to 8 September 2012 riders will race round the circuit at
Brands Hatch before heading out onto local roads nearby.
Paralympic Road Cycling is the biggest cycling discipline within
the London 2012 Games, involving 225 athletes from more than 50
There will be road races going from 30km to
120km and individual and time trials ranging from 20km to
35km. You can view the
full competition schedule and prices for the Paralympic Road
Cycling events (PDF, 964k) to find out when the different
events are taking place.
A total of 32 events will be run
with competitors with a range of disabilities including
visual impairments, cerebral palsy and amputations competing on
bicycles, tricycles, tandems and hand cycles.
Tickets to the event
Saturday 8 September is currently sold out, but there
are still tickets available for Wednesday 5 - Friday 7
All four days are currently sold out, but London 2012 has
confirmed that a further 10,000 tickets for the event will be
available to buy in the next few days. Keep an eye on the London 2012 ticketing
website to check when they have become
London 2012 organisers, revealed that more than 100,000
people have applied for more than a million tickets to see
next year's Paralympic Games.
International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven
said: "The response from the public for Paralympic Games tickets
has been phenomenal."
It is the first time in history that sessions at the Paralympics
have been oversubscribed and Sir Philip continued: "To have over a
million tickets applied for 11 months out from the Games is
"It underlines the growing excitement for what will be a
tremendous sporting event and I could not be more thrilled."
Even though the event is ticketed, part of the
route will be free for you to go and watch the cycling events.
Building on success
cycling team won 20 medals, including 17 gold, at the
Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 so we are hoping that their
success can be replicated at Brands Hatch during the London 2012
World class sporting events including the Tour de France
and World Cup Archery have been successfully hosted in Kent in
recent years, and this summer we also held the Open
Golf at Sandwich. With the Paralympic Cycling events coming in
September 2012, Kent now has a growing reputation for hosting
world level sporting events.
Find out which roads will be
affected during the Paralympic Road Cycling.