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The London Flagship Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile


What to bring for your Mile

  • Your individual Mile number, plus safety pins to attach it (you won’t be able to take part without it).
  • Your wave time (which is emailed to you, and can also be found in your sponsorship kit).
  • Dress the part. Wear comfortable clothes and trainers.
  • Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and some snacks to keep you going.
  • Travel light. There isn’t any baggage storage so only bring what you need, including a bit of cash.
  • Don't forget to bag some last minute sponsors to spur you on on the big day. Log in to your giving page.
  • To help you find everything that's going on at the London Flagship Games on Sunday 20th March, download our handy little map.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London Travel Information

  • Plan your journey to and from the Mile in advance! We advise that you arrive 30 minutes before your wave start time and remember it can take between 10-15 minutes to walk from Stratford Station to the Park entrance so please allow plenty of time to get to the start point.
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park benefits from some of the best public transport links in London. The nearest station is Stratford and is the easiest way to get to and from the Park. Visit tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey to help plan your journey and be sure to check tfl.gov.uk/plannedworks ‎ to check for any planned engineering works that may be taking place. Current planned disruptions include:
    • TfL Rail – no service between Liverpool Street to Shenfield.
    • Circle Line – no service.
    • District Line – no service between Tower Hill and West Ham.
    • Hammersmith and City – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Barking.
    • London Overground – no service between Sydenham and West Croydon. Camden Road and Stratford. Gospel Oak and Barking.
    • Metropolitan – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Aldgate.

On the day

  • No public car parking is being provided for this event. Disabled visitors are advised that Blue Badge parking spaces are available at multi-storey car parks in the area, including adjacent to Stratford International Station. Please note, these spaces cannot be reserved and parking charges may apply.
  • Travel light. There aren’t any lockers so only bring what you need.
  • Dress the part. Wear comfortable clothes and trainers.
  • There’ll be plenty of places for you to buy food and drink at the event and water will be provided at the start and finish lines as well as along the Mile route.
  • You can pick up an Event Guide from our event volunteers on the day which will give you a full overview of what’s happening on the day.
  • Our Event Village will open from 09:30 – 16:30 so be sure to come along and join in the fun! There’s a packed programme of entertainment and activities planned throughout the day including performances on our main stage, lots of fun activities for all the family and a host of have-a-go sports for you to try. Come down and break a Guinness World Record, move and shake on the motion activated dance floor or try your hand at Parkour, Fencing, Rowing, plus many more.

The London Flagship Sainsbury's Sport Relief Swimathon


What to bring for your Swimathon

Here’s a quick checklist of things to remember so that everything goes swimmingly.

  • Your session time (which is emailed to you, and can also be found in your sponsorship kit).
  • Bring all the essentials, like goggles, a towel and swimwear.
  • Don’t forget about your free Swimathon swimming cap, which you can collect at your event or, if you’re doing SimplySwim, it will arrive in the post.
  • Bring a bottle of water and some snacks to keep you going.
  • If you’re swimming against the clock, bring something to time yourself.
  • Don't forget to bag some last minute sponsors to spur you on on the big day. Log in to your giving page.
  • To help you find everything that's going on at the London Flagship Games on Sunday 20th March, download our handy little map.
  • Last, but not least, why not bring some friends and family for a bit of poolside support?

Swimathon Colour Campaign

  • All Swimathon participants will be allocated a specific hat colour for their swim which they will be notified of via email from 26th February.
  • Participants are encouraged to cheer on and embrace their hat colour as a team – Team red / blue / yellow / green / black / white / pink / orange.
  • All teams will be competing for a place in Swimathon's history as the first to swim the fastest K's, raise the highest amount of fundraising or achieve the longest overall distances. The Swimathon website will turn itself into the hub where live scoreboards tracking each team’s average times, total distances and much more will be shown.
  • There are tons of ways you can show your team colours and support your fellow team swimmers. Share your latest training tips, or shout out to the rest of your team when in need of some last minute motivation.
  • Start virtually cheering on your team mates today via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

London Aquatic Centre Travel Information

  • Plan your journey to and from in advance! We advise that you arrive 30 minutes before your wave start time and remember it can take between 10-15 minutes to walk from Stratford Station to the Park entrance so please allow plenty of time to get to the start point.
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park benefits from some of the best public transport links in London. The nearest station is Stratford and is the easiest way to get to and from the Park. Visit tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey to help plan your journey and be sure to check tfl.gov.uk/plannedworks‎ to check for any planned engineering works that may be taking place. Current planned disruptions include:
    • TfL Rail – no service between Liverpool Street to Shenfield.
    • District Line – no service between Tower Hill and West Ham.
    • Hammersmith and City – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Barking.
    • London Overground – no service between Sydenham and West Croydon. Camden Road and Stratford. Gospel Oak and Barking.
    • Metropolitan – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Aldgate.

On the day

  • No public car parking is being provided for this event. Disabled visitors are advised that Blue Badge parking spaces are available at multi-storey car parks in the area, including adjacent to Stratford International Station. Please note, these spaces cannot be reserved and parking charges may apply.
  • You can pick up an Event Guide from our event volunteers on the day which will give you a full overview of what’s happening on the day.
  • Our Event Village will open from 09:30 – 16:30 so be sure to come along and join in the fun! There’s a packed programme of entertainment and activities planned throughout the day including performances on our main stage, lots of fun activities for all the family and a host of have-a-go sports for you to try. Come down and break a Guinness World Record, move and shake on the motion activated dance floor or try your hand at Parkour, Fencing, Rowing, plus many more.

The London Flagship Sainsbury's Sport Relief Cycle


What to bring for your 25 or 50-mile Cycle

  • Make sure that you have everything you’ll need for your ride including your helmet, Hi-Viz vest and Cycle number (you can’t take part without it), and some safety pins to attach it. If your number hasn’t arrived or you’ve misplaced it, you’ll be able to pick up a new one at the event.
  • Your wave time (which is emailed to you, and can also be found in your sponsorship kit).
  • Make sure your bike is well maintained and ready to go.
  • Dress the part. Wear comfortable clothes and trainers.
  • Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and some snacks to keep you going.
  • Bring a bike lock for after you’ve finished.
  • Travel light. There isn’t any baggage storage so only bring what you need, including a bit of cash.
  • Don't forget to bag some last minute sponsors to spur you on on the big day. Log in to your giving page.
  • To help you find everything that's going on at the London Flagship Games on Sunday 20th March, download our handy little map.

London Lee Valley VeloPark Travel Information

Plan your journey to and from the Lee Valley VeloPark in advance. We advise that you arrive 30 minutes before your wave start time and remember it can take between 20-25 minutes to walk from Stratford Station to the VeloPark or 10 – 15 minutes by bike.

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park benefits from some of the best public transport links in London. The nearest station is Stratford and is the easiest way to get to and from the Park. Visit tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey to help plan your journey and be sure to check your route is bicycle friendly.
  • Check tfl.gov.uk/plannedworks for any planned engineering works that may be taking place. Current planned disruptions include:
    • TfL Rail – no service between Liverpool Street to Shenfield.
    • Circle Line – Closed.
    • District Line – no service between Tower Hill and West Ham.
    • Hammersmith and City – no service between Kings Cross St. Pancras and Barking.
    • London Overground – no service between Sydenham and West Croydon. Camden Road and Stratford. Gospel Oak and Barking.
    • Metropolitan – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Aldgate.
  • In the instance where public transport is not available, we’d recommend getting a friend or family member to drop you off at our designated drop-off point located at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (Post Code E20 3AD). This will be in operation from 05:30 – 10:30 for participants to be dropped off and they can then cycle to VeloPark. The Centre is situated across a bridge just behind the VeloPark so is the ideal location.
  • If you think driving to the event is the only way for you to arrive, we’d recommend parking at one of the suggested car parks below. Make sure you leave enough time to arrive 30 minutes in advance of your wave time and you plan your journey from the car park to the venue as there may not be marshals or signage to guide you. You may have to pay or book in advance!
    • Stratford International Station Car Park, International Way, E20 1YY.
    • Stratford Centre Car Park, Stratford Multi-Storey, Great Eastern Road, Stratford E15 1BB.
    • Shaftesbury Road Car Park, Shaftesbury Road, Upton Park, E7 8PU.
    • Queens Market Car Park, Queens Market, Selsdon Road, Upton Park, E13 9BA.
    • South Grove Car Park, South Grove, Side Road, Walthamstow E17 7NZ.
    • NCP Lawn House Close, Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ.
    • NCP WhiteChapel, High Street, Spreadeagle Yard, Commercial Street, London, E1 7PE.
    • NCP City Harbour, London Docklands, City Harbour, Selsdon Way, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 9GL.
    • NCP Great Eastern Street, Off Curtain Road, Great East4ern Street, Islington, London, EC2A 3ER.
    • West India Quay Car Park, Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AN.
    • Minories Car Park 1 Shorter Street, E1 8LP.
    • Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, 43 Redriff Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 7LL.
    • Gallions Reach Retail Park, 3 Armada Way, London, E6 7ER.
    • Waterworks Centre Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road), Leyton, London E10 7QB (Limited Parking).

On the day

  • Travel light. There aren’t any lockers so only bring what you need.
  • Make sure your bike is well maintained and ready to go. If you do have any trouble on the morning of the event, check into the Cycle Surgery bike mechanics who’ll be on hand to give your bike that last once over before you set off on your ride.
  • You’ll get a detailed map from one of our Sport Relief staff on the day that’ll help you navigate along your route but there’ll also be plenty of helpful marshals and signage throughout. Please ensure you’re cycling safely at all times and adhering to the Highway Code.
  • There’ll be plenty of places for you to buy food and drink at the event and water will be provided at the start and finish lines as well as along the route.
  • In case of emergency, bring a fully-charged mobile phone.
  • You can pick up an Event Guide from our event volunteers on the day which will give you a full overview of what’s happening on the day.
  • Once you’ve finished, be sure to check out our Event Village which is open from 9:30 - 16:30. There’s a packed programme of entertainment and activities planned throughout the day including performances on our main stage, lots of fun activities for all the family and a host of have-a-go sports for you to try. Come down and break a Guinness World Record, test your cycle skills and knowledge at the TFL Cycle hub or try your hand at Parkour, Fencing, Rowing, plus many more. If that wasn’t enough there will also be entertainment throughout the day at the Lee Valley Velopark with a great line up of live music and entertainment from the Voodoo Unicycles.

Health and Safety

  • You are very strongly advised to wear a helmet, working lights and high visibility clothing throughout the duration of the event.
  • The route is on live roads that aren’t closed to traffic, you must be confident with the Highway Code. For cycling safety tips, please go to think.direct.gov.uk/cycling.html
  • There are lots of marshals, signage and three rest stops that will help guide you, but you are responsible for your own safety on this event.
  • If you are considered to be cycling in a manner that endangers yourself or others you may be cautioned by route marshal team and reported to event control.

The London Flagship Sainsbury's Sport Relief Family Cycle


What to bring for your 3-mile Family Cycle

  • Make sure that you have everything you’ll need for your ride including your helmet and Cycle number (you can’t take part without it), and some safety pins to attach it. If your number hasn’t arrived or you’ve misplaced it, you’ll be able to pick up a new one at the event.
  • Your wave time (which is emailed to you, and can also be found in your sponsorship kit).
  • Make sure your bike is well maintained and ready to go.
  • Dress the part. Wear comfortable clothes and trainers.
  • Bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and some snacks to keep you going.
  • Bring a bike lock for after you’ve finished.
  • Travel light. There isn’t any baggage storage so only bring what you need, including a bit of cash.
  • Don't forget to bag some last minute sponsors to spur you on on the big day. Log in to your giving page.
  • To help you find everything that's going on at the London Flagship Games on Sunday 20th March, download our handy little map.

London Lee Valley VeloPark Travel Information

  • Plan your journey to and from the Lee Valley VeloPark in advance. We advise that you arrive 30 minutes before your wave start time and remember it can take between 20-25 minutes to walk from Stratford Station to the VeloPark or 10 – 15 minutes by bike.
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park benefits from some of the best public transport links in London. The nearest station is Stratford and is the easiest way to get to and from the Park. Visit tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ to help plan your journey and be sure to check your route is bicycle friendly
  • Check tfl.gov.uk/plannedworks for any planned engineering works that may be taking place. Current planned disruptions include:
    • TfL Rail – no service between Liverpool Street to Shenfield.
    • Circle Line – no service.
    • District Line – no service between Tower Hill and West Ham.
    • Hammersmith and City – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Barking.
    • London Overground – no service between Sydenham and West Croydon. Camden Road and Stratford. Gospel Oak and Barking.
    • Metropolitan – no service between Kings Cross St Pancras and Aldgate.
  • In the instance where public transport is not available, we’d recommend getting a friend or family member to drop you off at our designated drop-off point located Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (Post Code E20 3AD). This will be in operation from 05:30 – 10:30 for participants to be dropped off and they can then cycle to VeloPark. The Centre is situated across a bridge just behind the VeloPark so is the ideal location.
  • If you think driving to the event is the only way for you to arrive, we’d recommend parking at one of the suggested car parks below. Make sure you leave enough time to arrive 30 minutes in advance of your wave time and you plan your journey from the car park to the venue as there may not be marshals or signage to guide you. You may have to pay or book in advance!
    • Stratford International Station Car Park, International Way, E20 1YY.
    • Stratford Centre Car Park, Stratford Multi-Storey, Great Eastern Road, Stratford E15 1BB.
    • Shaftesbury Road Car Park, Shaftesbury Road, Upton Park, E7 8PU.
    • Queens Market Car Park, Queens Market, Selsdon Road, Upton Park, E13 9BA.
    • South Grove Car Park, South Grove, Side Road, Walthamstow E17 7NZ.
    • NCP Lawn House Close, Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ.
    • NCP WhiteChapel, High Street, Spreadeagle Yard, Commercial Street, London, E1 7PE.
    • NCP City Harbour, London Docklands, City Harbour, Selsdon Way, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 9GL.
    • NCP Great Eastern Street, Off Curtain Road, Great East4ern Street, Islington, London, EC2A 3ER.
    • West India Quay Car Park, Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AN.
    • Minories Car Park 1 Shorter Street, E1 8LP.
    • Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, 43 Redriff Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 7LL.
    • Gallions Reach Retail Park, 3 Armada Way, London, E6 7ER.
    • Waterworks Centre Lammas Road (off Lea Bridge Road), Leyton, London E10 7QB (Limited Parking).

On the day

  • Travel light. There aren’t any lockers so only bring what you need.
  • Make sure your bike is well maintained and ready to go. If you do have any trouble on the morning of the event, check into the Cycle Surgery bike mechanics who’ll be on hand to give your bike that last once over before you set off on your ride.
  • There’ll be plenty of places for you to buy food and drink at the event and water will be provided at the distribution points around the park.
  • You can pick up an Event Guide from our event volunteers on the day which will give you a full overview of what’s happening on the day.
  • Once you’ve finished, be sure to check out our Event Village which is open from 9:30 - 16:30. There’s a packed programme of entertainment and activities planned throughout the day including performances on our main stage, lots of fun activities for all the family and a host of have-a-go sports for you to try. Come down and break a Guinness World Record, test your cycle skills and knowledge at the TFL Cycle hub or try your hand at Parkour, Fencing, Rowing, plus many more. If that wasn’t enough there will also be entertainment throughout the day at the Lee Valley Velopark with a great line up of live music and entertainment from the Voodoo Unicycles.

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