The Lee Valley White Water Centre looked stunning in the sunshine on the first day of the London 2012 Canoe Slalom events. Millions of people tuned into the BBC for the first of 5 days of coverage. For full details as events unfold see the BBC website. Viewers with satellite TV can view complete coverage of all the Olympic events between channels 450 and 497.
Transport links worked well on day 1 at the White Water Centre. Just under 9,000 spectators joined competitors, media and other members of the Olympic Family. Most people came to the venue by train through Cheshunt and Waltham Cross. Park and Ride at Hertfordshire University and North Weald Airfield accounted for almost 1,300 spectators. 327 people cycled to the venue for what has been billed the ‘Green Olympic Games’. Many people walked.
Very little parking or traffic disruption was reported in Waltham Abbey or Waltham Cross.
The second day of events begins at lunch-time. Spectators are not due to leave the venue until around 5.30pm. The Olympic Authorities are expected to open exits on to the Crooked Mile at Fishers Green where temporary traffic management will be in place, and the main Highbridge Street / Station Road exit between Waltham Abbey and Waltham Cross.
The weather is set fair for most of Monday with the slight risk of showers. People coming to the venue should bring their sunscreen.