• it will be deemed a backslapping success despite it's failings.

    .. lifted from the LOCOG website..

    A huge amount of planning and delivery went into making this event happen. The vast majority of people appeared to heed our advice to plan their travel and used Tube and rail services, while others chose to enjoy viewing the race in their local area.'

    Andrew Povey, Leader of Surrey County Council, said 'This was a thrilling test event which was a taster for next year. My thanks to LOCOG, Surrey County Council police and all who made this race happen, and we look forward to welcoming the world to surrey next year.'

    Joanna Knight, 2012 Event Liaison Manager for The Royal Parks said: 'Four Royal Parks featured on the route of the London Surrey Cycle Classic. This test event has been a great success and The Royal Parks has worked closely with LOCOG and TfL to develop their plans. We're now looking forward to the cycling road races during the London 2012 Games where the parks will make a spectacular backdrop for this exciting sport.'

    Andy Wright, Countryside Manager for the National Trust in East Surrey, said: 'The test event was a great success. We are very pleased with how Box Hill was organised. The spectators that watched the race from here created a great atmosphere and also really respected the area – so thank you to them. We are now looking forward to working with LOCOG on plans for next year.'

    basically don't expect anything better for 2012. i hope the cycling press make a point though, that access and atmosphere could be far better, instead of this nonsense for the champagne brigade.
    i also doubt it'll change the mindset of some car drivers in London and the Home Counties when it comes to sharing the roads with us in the future, especially with fucktwits like this yesterday

    @EamonnHolmes...

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