2012 Paralympic Road Cycling coming to Kent
From 5 to 8 September 2012 riders will race round the circuit at Brands Hatch before heading out onto local roads nearby.
Tickets are currently sold out across all four days but keep an eye on the London 2012 ticketing website as 10,000 further tickets for the event are to be released in the next few days.
The Paralympic Road Cycling is the biggest Cycling discipline within the London 2012 Games, involving 225 athletes from more than 50 nations.
There will be road races going from 30km to 120km and individual and time trials ranging from 20km to 35km.
A total of 32 events will be run with competitors with a range of disabilities including visual impairments, cerebral palsy and amputations competing on bicycles, tricycles, tandems and hand cycles.
Building on success
The ParalympicsGB Cycling team won 20 medals, including 17 gold, at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 so we are hoping that their success can be replicated at Brands Hatch during the London 2012 Games.
World class sporting events including the Tour de France and World Cup Archery have been successfully hosted in Kent in recent years. We are also holding Open Golf at Sandwich in July 2011. With the Paralympic Cycling events coming in September 2012, Kent now has a growing reputation for hosting world level sporting events.