Triathlon was one of the first London 2012 events to sell out in the public ticket allocation process, however there are still many free to view areas along the course for spectators, ensuring the event will be one of the most memorable of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Ticket applicants will have received confirmation by 24 June if their application was successful. Demand has greatly exceeded supply for many sports sessions but the triathlon event provides a great opportunity for anyone to come to London and experience the magic of an Olympic Games.
The Olympic triathlon event, set to take place on 4th (Saturday) and 7th (Tuesday) August 2012, will still provide plenty of opportunities to watch our world class British athletes racing through some of London’s most iconic landmarks including the Serpentine, The Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace as well as plenty of areas within Hyde Park to view the event.
British Triathlon’s top spectator points include:
• The Wellington Arch / Hyde Park Corner
• Buckingham Palace (Green Park Tube, best access)
• South side of Serpentine Bridge (access onto the bridge will not be possible during the event)
• The Lido
• Hercules Monument
• South Carriage Drive and Inside the park at Knightsbridge, southern access from South Kensington, Knightsbridge tube stations
• Northern access to the park via Marble Arch tube
Triathlon is also providing the perfect opportunity for triathlon fans around the UK to test their favourite viewing spot on 6 and 7 August 2011 at the ITU World Championship Series event in Hyde Park. The whole event is free-to-view and will showcase the best triathletes from around the world. The event has even greater significance this year, with many National Federations using the race as an Olympic Selection event, including Britain.
Vicky Holland, is looking forward to racing at the Hyde Park event this year and urges the triathlon community to get down and find the best vantage points for 2012 commenting: “Hyde Park is a great opportunity to race on the Olympic course for next year and to familiarise myself with all of the technical aspects that I will hopefully be navigating in 2012.
“On top of this, I hope we can inspire and encourage many Londoners to come and support the event in 2012, particularly people who may not have taken an interest before, but seeing the race going on through the streets of London will hopefully show them some of the excitement of our sport and spark their interest.”
John Lunt, 2012 Triathlon Competition Manager added: “In 2012, the location of the ticketed areas in Hyde Park will be along the northern edge of the Serpentine. All other areas are free to view within Hyde Park all the way down to Buckingham Palace, suggest you come along this year to see the fantastic action, get there early!”