Just enjoyed a breakfast-time cycle ride through Greenwich Park (more about which later, hopefully) and noticed that today’s the day the closures for the test events expand to cover most of the east side of the park. You can still walk or cycle through the fenced-off areas, though, and despite being 7am it was a hive of activity, with people raking through the grass and temporary jumps, like the ones above, being put in place.
This is going to be the tricky phase for the organisers – a park full of bored-looking security guards patrolling high fences is never a good look, even if they turn out to be the politest, kindest, most generous guards on the planet. And there still seems to be more information available at the tourist end of the park, rather than the entrances that many locals will use (and will find closed during early July).
But what’s been done already looks impressive, and the temporary stadium’s coming on well. With less than a fortnight to go until the Greenwich Park Eventing International, it’ll be interesting to see just how it all looks when all the work is done.