So, who's got tickets etc?
Ah sorry Tortuga I have only just seen this after a few days of busyness and hybernation. Unfortunately my friends changed their mind and are heading down now
Definitely worth still heading that way though and just hanging around before the ticketed area
On a seperate topic.... who will be watching the Men's Time Trial next wednesday, or the Triathlon the following Tuesday??
Have you seen the Australian cycling kit GB? Made me think of you, funnily enough! At least the yellow would hide the stains!!
Heading off to France on the day of the TT. Poor planning!
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Have you seen the Australian cycling kit GB?
I have - one of the Aussies was cycling through Leatherhead yesterday afternoon, checking out the course with a motorbike escort. I didn't see who it was though.
Cheerful Dave, you weren't by any chance tooting him because you wanted to overtake?
Laid up with a sore back at the moment, but if it miraculously clears by Saturday, might roadbike mosey on down towards Ripley/Horsley to see if I can get a look.
Hope the back starts to improve soon Dusty! As I'm 'the other side' of the course I'll be heading for Headley and managed to get a space booked for Sunday carvery at the 'Cock Inn'!! How appropriate!
I'm cycling down early in the morning but not so sure on the road situations so it could be interesting!
I have seen the Aussie kit... not a fan!
No idea what to do for the TT though next Wednesday... sigma is an option to watch it.
Yep, I'd be grateful if I knew where you are going to be watching that Melds! Wouldn't want to bump into you by accident!
I am really a bit stuck on where to watch from but I have done some research. I am putting it here for the benefit of others who may be new to riding that area.
mens time trial on 1st Aug
This map includes both mens and women route - women start at 12:30pm and men start at 2:15pm
mens road race on 28th Jul
womens road race on 29th Jul - can't find map yet.
Have not decided where to watch time trials from yet.
For the Road Ride though - Here is a zoom of the box hill area showing where you need tickets and where you don't.
I plan to go EARLY. I am fasting so i will need to go slow otherwise I would have just ridden there from home. As it is I will plan to ditch my car at the top of Reigate Hill (hence the need to go early) where there is a small car park where the A217 gets very near to the M25. On the strava map below it is bang on where the number 4 is. I will then cycle across the bridleways to Box Hill - this is the route i took on my last ride as seen here:
Tortuga, you have a PM!
I've got tickets for Doremouse Drive. Does anyone know whether there will be big screen coverage of the finish there?
PP, there's a big screen up on Donkey Green, but there's nothing in the lower enclosure. Which is where I'll be, although if I get a shift on after the peloton comes past for the last time I could get home before they reach the finish. You'd be welcome to join us.
Gladys you have a very happy PM back! THANKS!
If anyone else can get me a ticket for Doormouse Drive you will be helping to save a very old friendship. I told my mountain biking buddy I would cycle up to a free spot to watch the race but now i have a ticket for Doormouse Drive. I would love to be able to get one for him too.
Dave once the riders are through won't they just open it all up so everyone can go up to Donkey Green? I would have thought everyone would be through before the leaders make it back to the finish line.
Tortuga, the womens road race is the same as the men's although they aren't going around Box Hill as many times!
Prince ahhhh cool thx. I didn't even realise the men were doing multiple circuits of box hill. So from Doormouse Drive i will see them go past multiple times? Fantastic!
The men go past nine times and the women two (I think)! ETA at Box Hill on the Saturday is about 11.40am and leaving the Box Hill Circuit about 2.50pm for the men! 2pm and 2.50pm for the women!
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