BikeRadar’s guide to the London 2012 Olympics

Dates, prices and how the cycling events are shaping up

Team GB's Victoria Pendleton at the new London 2012 Velodrome, where she'll be hoping for a repeat of her 2008 gold medal success

The 2012 London Olympics are here, with the cycling events running from 28 July to 12 August.


Here’s a round-up of all the latest information about the Games, including the dates, course previews and our video guides to the track cycling events.

For comprehensive coverage of the build-up to London 2012, including interviews with some of the key riders, visit our sister website’s 2012 Olympic Games Cycling Coverage homepage.


The road racing will take place between Saturday 28 July and Wednesday 1 August along a 250km (156-mile) course for the men and 140km (86-mile) for the women. Tickets for the road races will cost £20 / £40 / £60 (seated). The time trials will be free for spectators.

Preview: London 2012 Olympic road race course

London 2012 Olympics road race route details emerge

2012 Olympic road race course ‘technical and very tactical’

London 2012 Olympic time trial route unveiled


Track cycling at the newly-built velodrome kicks off on Thursday 2 August and lasts until Tuesday 7 August, with ticket prices for the preliminary rounds set at £150 / £95 / £65 / £40 / £20. For the finals, tickets will cost £325 / £225 / £150 / £95 / £50.

Olympics: 2012 cycling velodrome opens

Individual pursuit cut from Olympic track cycling programme

Gender parity on track for London Olympics

Video event guides

Match sprint

Team pursuit

Omnium part 1 – Flying lap, points race, elimination race

Omnium part 2 – Individual pursuit, scratch race, time trial


Mountain Biking

Off-road racing takes place at Hadleigh Farm in Essex on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August. Spectating will cost you £20 / £45.

London 2012 Olympic mountain bike course – First impressions

Essex’s Olympic mountain bike course takes shape

Blog: Can Essex provide a truly world-class venue?


Racing will kick off at the new BMX track at the Olympic park on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August, with ticket prices set at £95 / £65 / £55 / £40 / £20 for the preliminary rounds, and £125 / £75 / £55 / £45 / £20 for the finals.

BMX Olympic test event gallery

London 2012 Olympics: Construction begins on BMX course


Marshals needed for Olympic cycling events

Thousands expected to cycle to London Olympics

Adidas launch London 2012 cycle clothing range

Cycling coin for 2012 Olympics


British Cycling gets cash boost for 2012 Olympics