Olympics & the Parks
The London 2012 Olympics came to Bushy and Home Parks on several occasions. The Olympic Torch began the final relay leg in Bushy Park, travelling down Chestnut Avenue and across into Hampton Court Palace gardens before boarding the royal barge Gloriana to be rowed down the Thames to the Olympic Stadium.
The men’s and women’s road cycle races and time trials all came through the area, cheered on by the crowds and captured by local photographers. Our competition looked for images that captured the excitement of the events, and the sense of locality in and around the Parks.
Congratulations to our worthy winners:
1st: Peleton by Stephen Darlington
2nd: Olympic Flags by Cheryl Meek
3rd: Time Trial Excitement by Lewis Lloyd
There were many other excellent submissions and we hope you enjoy looking through them and remembering our Olympic summer.