Day One For Lee Valley

29 July 2012, 08:43 | Updated: 29 July 2012, 19:47

After years of planning, competition is getting underway at Hertfordshire's only Olympic Venue

Here's all the information you need to get there.

National Rail

The recommended station is Cheshunt, which is followed by an approx. 25-minute walk through Lee Valley Regional Park to the venue.

The Games Travelcard is valid for travel between London and Cheshunt station on the day of your event. If you’re travelling from outside London, you should book your rail tickets in advance. Special 2012 Games Train Tickets are available for London 2012 ticket holders.


Local buses are available.


Park-and-ride sites are available for this venue. This service is not included in the price of your event ticket and must be booked in advance


The venue is well connected with walking routes and paths via Lee Valley Park

Discover more about the area and soak up the atmosphere with a 2012 Games guided walk. Guided walks offer an opportunity to travel to your venue on foot with experienced walk leaders, giving you confidence that you will arrive on time without getting lost! Trained volunteers will meet you at a convenient start point and lead you to or from the venue in groups of up to 30.


Free, secure, managed cycle parking will be provided outside the venue. Please bring your own cycle lock.

As well as routes and paths via Lee Valley Park, the venue is located on National Cycle Network routes 1 and 61

Alternatively, plan your journey by bike using the spectator journey planner.

If you’re thinking of cycling, why not join a 2012 Games guided cycle ride. These rides offer an opportunity to travel with an experienced ride leader, on audited  routes. The rides are up to an hour long and are suitable for families.  You’ll need your own bike but the rides are free.

Please note that bike locks will not be provided at the venue so remember to bring one with you.

Accessible travel

Cheshunt station has step-free access, with staff assistance available. A free accessible shuttle will run from the station to the venue.

If you’re travelling by National Rail and require assistance, you should book this when you buy your train tickets. To book rail tickets and assistance, visit the 2012 Games Train Ticket booking website

Limited, pre-booked accessible parking will be provided close to the venue for disabled spectators who are UK Blue Badge holders or members of an equivalent national scheme.

In addition, acccessible spaces can be pre-booked at at park-and-ride sites and shuttle services will be suitable for disabled spectators, including wheelchair users. 

Taxis and private hire vehicles

Taxi and private hire vehicle drop-off areas are located outside the venue.