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Box Hill tickets for Olympic road race to go on sale on May 29

London 2012 organisers have confirmed ticketing details for the Box Hill section of the Olympic road race, with 15,000 tickets to go on sale on Tuesday May 29 at up to £15 each.

Spectator numbers were limited to 3,500 for last year's test event (© National Trust/David Levenson)

Access to key sections of the climb is limited in order to protect National Trust land and, while the route was initially billed as one of the Games’ few free-to-watch events, Locog will charge £15 for adults and £5 for young people and seniors to watch the race from Donkey Green and £10 and £5 for the viewing area at Dormouse Drive.

Spectator numbers were limited to 3,500 for the London-Surrey Cycle Classic test event won by Mark Cavendish last August but were more than quadrupled after five months of negotiations between organisers Locog and the National Trust.

The men’s road race will take place on Saturday July 28, when Cavendish will bid to win Great Britain’s first gold medal of the Games, while the women’s event is scheduled for Sunday July 29.

Tickets will also go on sale on May 29 for the individual time trial at Hampton Court Palace on Wednesday August 1, priced at £15 for adults and £5 for young people and seniors at Viewing Area A and £10 and £5 at Viewing Area B.

Meanwhile, nearly one million ‘contingency’ tickets for the Olympic Games, including some for the track cycling, as well as the road race start/finish viewing area on The Mall, will go on sale from this Friday, May 11, with those who were unsuccessful in applying for tickets in last year’s ballot given priority.

The 20,000 applicants unsuccessful in both previous sale periods will be given first priority in a 31-hour window from 11am on May 11 to 6pm on May 12, limited to applying for a maximum of four tickets from one session.

The one million applicants who were unsuccessful in the first ballot will then be given five days to snap up remaining tickets. Unsold tickets on each day will roll over to the next day’s sales, while any remaining tickets at the end of the exclusive sale period will go on general sale from May 23 at 11am.

Tickets will go on sale via The full schedule for the contingency sales period is as follows:

– May 11 from 11am to 6pm on May 12, tickets will be on sale for that group of 20,000 people in an exclusive pre-sale. There will be tickets for all events apart from Olympic Park tickets. Limited tickets for Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be included.

– May 13 from 11am – Hockey, Tennis, Wrestling (Freestyle), Wrestling (Greco-Roman), Beach Volleyball and Football

– May 14 from 11am – Athletics (Race Walk), Athletics (Marathon), Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Cycling (Track)

– May 15 from 11am – Equestrian (Dressage), Equestrian (Eventing), Equestrian (Jumping), Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Handball, Table Tennis, Swimming (Marathon) and Water Polo

– May 16 from 11am – Basketball (North Greenwich Arena sessions), Badminton, Sailing, Gymnastics (Artistic), Gymnastics (Rhythmic), Gymnastics (Trampoline), Judo, Taekwondo, Boxing and Fencing

– May 17 from 11am – Archery, Basketball (Basketball Arena sessions), Cycling (BMX), Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Road), Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Triathlon and Olympic Park tickets.

Full details can be found at

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