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Great Moments of London Olympics 2012

The Olympics was very special on many levels. It feels like the country is different than three weeks ago. Before we had worries, complaints, things going wrong – the usual British grumbles. But, now there is pride in sporting success, but also pride in offering a soulful and enthusiastic Olympics which offered something  new and […]

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Laura Trott

GB Olympic Track Cyclists

It was quite a fitting end to the Olympic track programme to see Sir Chris Hoy warmly embraced by Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave. Sir Steve Redgrave won five consecutive gold medals at five different Olympics – an unprecedented achievement. Sir Chris Hoy took his final tally to 6 gold and 1 silver from four […]

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Victoria Pendleton

Why are British Cycling so Successful?

Since dominating the track cycling in the Beijing Olympics, British Cycling said they never expected to replicate their dominance in China at the next Olympics. But, that seems to be exactly what is happening. 2012 finished with GB cycling at the top of the track cycling medal table with 7 golds out of a possible […]

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Inspired by the Olympics

photo S.E Star / CC In an age of glib marketing sentiments, it’s easy to be a little cyclical about another slogan ‘Inspire a Generation’. But, despite all the clichés and imperfections of  the Olympics, I’ve found myself drawn into this great sporting spectacle and feel genuinely inspired by the Olympic spirit. It’s an inspiration […]

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An Olympic Legacy for Cycling

The London Velodrome is a very visible legacy for London Cyclists. But, will the cycling legacy be confined to off-road velodromes or is there a chance to promote cycling right in the heart of British cities? What would be the best Olympic legacy for cycling in London and the UK? 1. More Numbers The best […]

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Olympic Road Race Preview

At 250Km the Olympic road race will be one of most interesting events on the Olympic calender. The standout favourite is Mark Cavendish. If the peleton finishes in a bunch sprint on the Mall, it would be hard to bet against Mark Cavendish. The box hill circuit 9* 15Km circuits include a substantial amount of […]

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