If you loved watching the Tour de France on the television recently, get yourself down to Surrey this Sunday, 14 August 2011, for the London – Surrey Cycle Classic.
The London – Surrey Cycle Classic is a London 2012 test event and will follow the same route as the London 2012 Cycling Road Race.
Among the competitors due to take part is Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish, fresh from his Green Jersey success in the Tour de France.
The race starts and finishes on The Mall in London – starts at 9:00 and is due to finish at 12:10.
Riders will pass through Fulham, Putney, Richmond Park, Richmond, Bushy Park, Hampton Court Palace, Walton-onThames, Ripley Village, Gomshall, Westcott, Dorking, Box Hill, Esher, Kingston upon Thames.
Twenty-eight teams of five riders will take part in the 140km event.
If you plan to go to the event, be aware that some road closures will be in place from as early as 04:00 and many roads may not re-open until around 15:00. Also, watch out at Box Hill, which is very hilly and is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest with restricted areas.
For more information, including the race schedule, timings, start list visit http://www.londonpreparesseries.com/roadcycling/index.html