Petition to curb chaos of triathlon

By Rob Virtue on October 2, 2012 5:32 PM |


A petition has been launched to restrict the impact of the London Triathlon in response to the chaos caused by the event.

Thousands of people were trapped in their cars on the Isle of Dogs as the race came under fire for being badly publicised.

Organiser Ken Wood said the triathlon, which runs from Royal Docks to Tower Bridge is an unnecessary disruption.

He said: "That Sunday was absolute gridlock.

"They've got absolutely no right to do this. I run small scale events and if we were to suggest anything that inconveniences anyone in any way it wouldn't be allowed to happen.

"While the London Marathon is a short event that's well publicised the triathlon is the opposite."

Mr Wood has set up the petition to ask the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to ban the A13 from being closed for the duration of the triathlon.

"It's such an important route for East London that shouldn't be closed," he said. "We need to get the message across while this is still fresh in people's minds."

Click here to go to the petition.


They've got absolutely no right to do this.