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Moving Boxes and the Olympic Games

by Kim Meldrum (7th May 2012)

Avoid delays by planning ahead and getting your boxes early.


From July 27th-12th August and 29th-Sept 9th 2012 the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place throughout the UK. With any major event there will be disruptions to road services which may affect businesses. Some roads may have high levels of traffic while some will have lane closures, side road closures, banned turns, changes in traffic signals and no stopping or unloaded in bays. This in turn may affect our delivery service.

We are aware that your boxes may be urgent but if possible please order your boxes in advance to avoid problems occurring. We will however be working with our courier service to minimise as much disruption as possible and will be updating this page on areas affected and traffic issues.

For more information on the games and routes please visit: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/

Areas effected:

Cardiff : The Millennium Stadium will host Olympic Football matches between 25 July and 10 August.

Weymouth and Portland: Will hosting the Olympic Sailing from 29 July to 11 August and Paralympic Sailing from 1 to 6 September.

Coventry: The City of Coventry Stadium will host Olympic Football matches between 25 July and 9 August

Manchester:  Old Trafford stadium will host Olympic Football matches between 26 July and 7 August

Newcastle: St. James' Park will host nine Olympic Football matches from 26 July to 4 August.

Glasgow: Hampden Park will host Olympic Football matches between 25 July and 3 August

Windsor & Eton: Eton Dorney is hosting Olympic Rowing and Canoe Sprint events from 28 July to 11 August and the Paralympic Rowing competition from 31 August - 2 September.

Cheshunt & Waltham Cross: The Lee Valley White Water Centre is hosting the Olympic Canoe Slalom event from 29 July to 2 August.

Sevenoaks: Brands Hatch is hosting Paralympic Road Cycling from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 September. Training days are also taking place on Tuesday 19 June and Monday 3 to Tuesday 4 September

Leigh-on-Sea & Hadleigh: Hadleigh Farm is hosting Olympic Mountain Bike events on the weekend of 11-12 August

Surrey:  Olympic Road Cycling events are taking place on roads in Surrey between 28 July - 1 August. The Olympic Games includes two Road Cycling events for men and women, which take place on roads in Surrey. The men's Cycling Road Race will take place on Saturday 28 July, with the women's held on Sunday 29 July.

Both events will begin on The Mall, before the riders head south-west through the city. They will then cross the Thames at Putney Bridge and continue out through Richmond Park and past Hampton Court Palace. The Surrey section of the course passes through Walton on Thames, Weybridge and Dorking, then incorporates several circuits of a loop around Box Hill (nine for the men's Road Race, two loops for the women's equivalent), before the riders head north through Leatherhead, Esher, Kingston, Richmond Park and back to The Mall.


Author: on 7th May 2012
An expert contributor to Helpineedboxes.co.uk.
"An expert in the moving industry, Kim has worked in a variety of jobs from news editing and photo journalisim to marketing consultant and online advisor to UK removal and storage companies."

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