Tickets for all the London 2012 events go on sale next week (15 March) and so I wanted to find out whether cycling will be a good value event to watch. It’s going to be difficult to choose which events to attend but price will be one of the determining factors for many people.
As a result we asked the boffins at GGB HQ to undertake an analysis of the cost of attending the 2012 cycling events.
The key stats are:
- 13 days of cycling events
- 35 sessions (an event can be made up of several “sessions”, eg qualifying, round 1, final etc)
- 4 venues
- 4 events can be watched for no cost (Mens and Women Road and Time-Trial races).
This is more than any other discipline and accounts for 33% of all the free events at the Games (the others are: Archery, Marathon, Walk and part of the Triathlon event)
- £280 is the minimum cost to attend each cycling session. This is £8 per session.
- £2925 is the cost of paying top dollar for each cycling session (1045% more expensive than taking the cheapest option). This is £84 per session.
- Better value than other disciplines. (eg. average cost of the cheapest tickets for diving is £35. Average cost for most expensive tickets for diving is £259).