Huge crowds are expected on Kingston streets as Team GB’s Tour de France heroes go for gold in three Olympic sporting events.
Cycle champ Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish will be among medal hopefuls passing through the borough from around 3pm on Saturday. The women's race will take place at around the same time on Sunday. The riders will pass through Hampton Court Road, Horse Fair, Wood Street, Clarence Street, Fairfield North, London Road, Kingston Hill, Queens Road, Kingston Gate and Richmond Park.
To cater for these cycling events up to 360 roads within the borough will be closed including residential streets. Residents are being encouraged to walk with major roads such as St James Road, Kingston Hall Road and Penrhyn Road being closed off. Portsmouth Road which runs through Kingston, Surbiton, Long Ditton and Esher, will also be affected, as will Brighton Road in Surbiton.
The majority of Kingston town centre will have barriers in place including on Kingston Bridge, outside the Bentals Centre, the Market Place and around the one-way system. There will be no barriers at the John Lewis underpass or in London Road or Queen Elizabeth Road. The Queens Road junction with Kingston Hill will have barriers in place.
TfL have advised supporters to avoid public transport, walk or cycle and visit GetAheadoftheGames.com to plan journeys.