2012 London Olympics Hampton Court Palace Venue

2012 London Olympics Hampton Court Palace Sports

  • Sport: Cycling – Road (Time Trial)
  • Location: South-west London
  • Existing, iconic location

Hampton Court Palace

The cycling time trial races at London Olympics 2012 will start and finish at one of the London’s royal palaces named Hampton Court Palace. Hampton Court Palace used to be home of famous kings and queens.

The most well known king Henry VIII also housed the Hampton Court Palace. The palace is also famous for its sports history. It consists of an oldest tennis court and an eighteen-hole golf court.


Hampton Court Palace is located to the southwest of London near to river Thames. Bus routes to reach Hampton Court Palace are 111, 216, 411, 461, R68, 513. These bus services do accept the bus passes, saver tickets and travel cards. The trains to Hampton Court Palace go directly from London Waterloo. It is served by the South West trains. Hampton Court Palace is at a walkable distance from the station.

There are three airports nearby from which you can reach Hampton Court Palace. From Heathrow airport, the Hampton Court Palace can be reached by taking a bus route 111. From Gatwick airport; two trains are to be taken subsequently, one train to Clapham junction followed by other train from there to Hampton Court Palace. From City airport, again trains are to be interchanged from Docklands light railway to Canning town and Jubilee line to Waterloo and then again to Hampton Court Palace.

Cycling races organized at Hampton Court Palace

The cycling competition involves individual competitors cycling with the clock timer. The men’s and women’s cycling races which include free trials are free.  The men have to cover the distance of 44km and women the distance of 29km as fast as they can to win. The start of the cycling competition at Hampton Court Palace will take place with riders starting the cycling at 90 seconds intervals. The cycling races are free to watch for the spectators. The time trials pass through parts of Richmond, over the bridge of Thames and Surrey.
The cycling races are organized on August 1, 2012 which comes to be the fifth day of London Olympics 2012.

The London Organizer’s Committee along with the International Cycling Union (UCI) is organizing this event. The organizer’s are very confident and have taken measures to make the event most spectacular with best sporting courses.

The cycling competition will involve the rider’s skill to complete the competition speedily with maintaining a balance over technical challenges. The cycling race around Hampton Court Palace contains tough turns and narrow sections which will be challenging for the cycle riders. The cycling races on the roads of Hampton Court palace will attract huge spectators and also audience watch on TV.