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The events in Kingston in three weeks time may take some people by surprise.
Next summer the Olympic cycle road race will pass through the Borough. So on Sunday August 14th (this year) they are staging the London Surrey Classic Race over the Olympic route as a test event.
Whilst this is all rather exciting, it will also be very disruptive. The entire route will be closed from 6am to 2pm and many of the roads that feed into the route will also be closed.
The cyclists will enter Kingston over Kingston Bridge, then go the wrong way round the one way system to get to London Road. They will then peel off to Richmond Park via Queens Road.
The rest of the route, which begins and ends in The Mall, goes through Surrey, around Dorking, Guildford and Woking, so roads through Surrey will be heavily affected as well. See the map below.
There's more information on the Council website on http://www.kingston.gov.uk/news.htm?id=117509
I don't think I'll try to go shopping in Kingston on 14th August - in fact, I'll probably just stay at home.