Olympic Race

The world descends on Dorking:
Canada, Colombia, Kazakhstan
Pinning their colours to the railings
In two fifty kilometres competing
Against the USA, Team GB and the rest
As the peloton swarms in search of nectar
Headed for Box Hill and the Zigzag,
Trainers dancing on pedals
To the left and to the right
Up and down, round hair-pin bends
Leaving us behind with a penny-farthing
And a roundabout cockerel crowing
To show off his gold medal
While the rest sprint ahead to The Mall.
July 2012
The London 2012 Olympic Cycle Races pass through Dorking.

                                                                                            2012 Cycle Race Sculpture by Heather Burrell - Denbies Roundabout

Watch a video clip of Olympic Road Race, Dorking

And read about the Dorking cockerel with its Olympic medal

The Peloton on Box Hill, Olympic Road Race, 2012 - Ann Jackman