With just five days left before ticket applications close for London 2012, the capital is poised to deliver an event that showcases the world’s best triathletes in front of a global audience.
Organisers have selected a route, which takes in some of London’s most iconic landmarks including the Serpentine, The Wellington Arch and Buckingham Palace, ensuring the event will be one of the most memorable events of the Games.
Triathlon fans who want to be close to the action inside Hyde Park need to apply for tickets via www.tickets.london2012.com. The ticket application process began on 15 March and will end on Tuesday 26 April.
Ticketed areas include seated tickets in a grandstand priced from £60, a standing area next to transition priced at £40, and an additional number of standing zones located around the course priced at £20. The vast majority of the bike course will be free to view.
Spectators can catch the action along Hyde Park Corner, Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace, although if you want to be in the heart of the action inside Hyde Park, you will need to apply for a ticket.
John Lunt, Olympic Triathlon Manager for LOCOG commented: “The Olympic Triathlon is set to be one of the best events of the Games and with the world’s best athletes set to race around an iconic course; it will be one of the hottest tickets in town. Those not lucky enough to get a ticket via the LOCOG ballot can still watch the action at one of the many spots along the cycle route that are free to view, I would recommend Hyde Park corner, Constitution Hill and Buckingham Palace.”
Vicky Holland, a member of British Triathlon’s Olympic Podium Squad is looking forward to racing at the Hyde Park event this year on 6 and 7 August and urges the triathlon community to get down and find the best vantage points for 2012 and support the British athletes adding:
“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.”