Sunday 29 July 2012
The Royal Parks and Pembroke Lodge Garden team are celebrating this weekend's historic Olympic Road Cycling Races passing through Richmond Park with a flowery tribute.
To download pictures of the cycling-themed flowerbed click on the dropbox link here.
Jo Scrivener, Assistant Park Manager said:
"The London 2012 Cycling Road Races are delivering an electrifying start to the Games, and we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. We've been so proud to welcome cyclists and spectators from across the world and to have the chance to show-off this glorious green landscape, right in the heart of London."
The Men's Road Cycling Races passed through four parks yesterday - starting and finishing on The Mall in St James's Park, travelling through Constitution Hill in Green Park, and looping out to Richmond Park and Bushy Park. The Women's Race, which starts at 12 pm today, will follow the same route.
The Royal Parks will host, 11 Olympic and Paralympic events across six parks throughout the London 2012 Games.
For further information about The Royal Parks, please contact the London 2012 Communications Team on 0300 061 2082 or 0300 061 2148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes for Editors
About The Royal Parks and the 2012 Olympics
The Royal Parks, which manages eight Royal Parks including Hyde Park, will play a central role in helping to deliver a successful London 2012 Games. In addition to hosting BT London Live Hyde Park, the largest Live Site in London, 11 Olympic and Paralympic events will take place across six Royal Parks. These events include the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming competitions in Hyde Park, the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events in Greenwich Park and within St James's Park, the Beach Volleyball competition on Horse Guards Parade and the Road Race events on The Mall.
Almost 40 million Londoners and tourists visit the eight Royal Parks each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of London. The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk or sign up at www.facebook.com/TheRoyalParksLondon.