With the impending start of the Olympic Games, Knights of Old has
been working closely with organisations such as TFL (Transport for
London) and LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) in
order to ensure operations run smoothly.
A lot of information has been published and we have been working hard
to condense it and produce this Olympic Planning Guide. We have done
this by setting up an Olympic Planning Team who will be on hand for all
enquiries from now until the end of the games.
One of the biggest challenges to both customers and operators is
understanding how deliveries can be achieved with minimum disruption. It will require good collaboration between all parties and regular communication.
Opening of Olympic Village: 13 July
Olympic Games: 27 July - 12 August
Paralympic Games: 29 August - 9 September
The Olympic Route Network (ORN) has now been published and can be viewed on the TfL website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/18196.aspx. Heavy congestion is to be expected on the ORN during both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Please click here for our Postcode Matrix which shows a breakdown of affected postcodes for the duration of the games
Please click here for our Map of Affected Areas within a 5 mile radius of the ORN
There will be NO deliveries on the ORN between 06:00 and Midnight at any point during the games.
To enable us to maintain as normal service as possible, we are looking to offer a Night Time Delivery Service.
This will be between the hours of midnight to 6am Monday – Friday and
we will be following the TfL Quiet Delivery Code of Practice (CoP) (www.tfl.gov.uk/2012outofhoursdeliveries)
In order to make deliveries within these strict time frames we will not be able to offer fixed bookings. The
potential increase in traffic during the night will no doubt cause
difficulties and we will all need to be as flexible as possible.
If you require a day time delivery away from the ORN we will
endeavour to facilitate this for you under normal services, although
these could be affected by additional congestion.
A normal next day service will not be offered to any delivery points
along or adjacent to the Olympic and Paralympic Route Network (ie.
Collect day 1, deliver between midnight and 06:00 day 2), unless by
special arrangement. Standard next day services to these areas will be
considered: Collect day 1, deliver between midnight and 06:00 day 3.
Restrictions & Requirements
- No fixed bookings
- Provide at least two out of hours telephone contact names and numbers for each delivery point
- Adhere to Local Borough Council Restrictions – some night time
deliveries may not feasible due to local sound and access regulations.
You need to inform us of these issues at the point of booking.
- You need to provide us with regular information about your
delivery requirements, including volumes as early as possible in order
for us to plan effectively
Pricing for deliveries on affected areas
- Next day deliveries will be priced at normal rates but may be delivered on 48 hour basis
- Night time deliveries will be priced on application
- Olympic Park Deliveries will be priced on a dedicated vehicle rate due to such strict safety requirements
Your dedicated Olympic Planning Team
For all bookings, pricing and availability enquiries for deliveries during the games for the affected areas please contact:
Anna Yates & Aimie Llewellyn on 01536 533 544 in the first instance.
Or email Olympics@knightsofoldgroup.com
For out of hours, please contact reception on 01536 533 533 who will direct your call accordingly.
Please make it clear that your enquiry is regarding an Olympic delivery.
Finally, the majority of the events are taking place in and around
London, however, other major towns and cities will also be affected due
to hosting Olympic events. Further details can be found on the Tfl
Please click here to download a printable version of the Olympic Planning Guide
Let the Games Begin!