Paralympic Games - Cycling road

The Paralympic cycling road race will take place at Brands Hatch in Kent.

The road cycling event has seen a surge in growth over recent years and is now the third largest Paralympic sport to take place at the London 2012 Games. The event will take place at Brands Hatch in Kent.

The individual and team competitions will consist of road races, time trials and relays. In total, 225 athletes will compete in 32 medal events.

Check the forecast for Brands Hatch if you have tickets to see the road cycling events at London 2012.

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Forecast

5 September- 8 September - The paralympic cyclists will be competing at the internationally-renowned Brands Hatch. Check the forecast too see how the weather will affect your viewing of this event.

Team GB has encountered significant success in past road cycling events with David Stone, Rachel Morris and Sarah Storey all taking Gold at last year's World Cup and in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The para-cycling events were initially only open to blind athletes but has grown over the years to also include athletes who are visually impaired, amputees, those with cerebral palsy and other physical impairments. The advancement of technology has also meant that the use of a wide range of cycles is now also permitted including tandems, hand-cycles, tricycles and bicycles. The type of cycle used is dependent on the disability classification of the athlete.