A ROAD running through Greenwich Park will close to cars from next week, while cyclists will only be able to use it for two and a half hours in the mornings.
The closure of The Avenue to cars from next Monday comes almost a whole month before London 2012 organisers had planned to close it on July 7th.
A letter has been sent to nearby residents saying that Olympic organisers have had to reschedule their works in the park because of the "unusually heavy rainfall" in April and May.
Pedestrians will be able to walk alongside the Avenue until July 7th, but cyclists will only be able to use it betwen 6am and 8.30am, and then again after 5pm.
Organisers are preparing the park for the staging of the Equestrian events and the Modern Pentathlon at London 2012. The road will fully reopen on October 1st after the Olympics and Paralympics.
Official London 2012 notice announcing the rescheduled closure.