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28 July 2012

Watch the road race

Your author promises that it won't all be Olympics this fortnight, but has got rather caught up in the excitement and hasn't had time to write. Today's event, however, is worthy of a mention as it is free to watch and is actually observable by ordinary people, which is great.

The Men's Road Race is bashing its way around South West London this weekend, with plenty of spectators expected to line the route. Expect disruption but also expect the chance of a genuine Olympic athlete in the flesh to make all your frustrations fade as you get as excited as a schoolchild on the last day of term.

For a map, see http://www.london2012.com/cycling-road/event/men-road-race/coursemap/

^Picture © By Carlbob.com used under a Creative Commons license^


  1. Glad to know you're also caught up in the while Olympic thing. Was a bit surprised by some of the hostility on Twitter towards our opening ceremony, but I guess that's Twitter for you. On the other hand, I guess if you're not a Londoner it's not so significant, not having seen the amazing effect of the games build-up. Hope people in the rest of the country are enjoying it somewhat too.

  2. Great atmosphere. A moment to remember, despite the eventual result.