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    • ADVICE FOR PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO/FROM LONDON HEATHROW, SUNDAY 14TH AUGUST

      Friday 12 Aug 2011

      Travel to Heathrow set for weekend disruption - 14th August 2011

      Travellers heading to Heathrow airport by road this Sunday should be prepared for their journey to be "severely affected" by Olympics test event, the london-Surrey Cycle Classic road race.

       
      The 140Km road race takes place on Sunday August 14 on a loop from central London to Surrey and back, taking in locations including Richmond Park, Hampton court and Box Hill.

      Several roads will be "closed, restricted or heavily congested", including stretches of the M25 approaching Heathrow airport.  Transport for London advises that affected roads will be closed "for the majority of the day", and says that travel to both Heathrow and Gatwick may also be disrupted.

      Belfast City Airport advise passengers to "plan ahead" if travelling to or from Heathrow, and that while tube services will be running as normal, they may be busier than normal.

      The cycle race is one of several events taking place this summer ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.  for more information visit tfl.gov.uk, london2012.com.