Category Archives: London 2012

First (and second) climb of Box Hill


The vital statistics may be a long way from rivaling the Grand Tour climbs of the Alps or Pyrenees, and it may lack the brutality of the Classics climbs, but on the opening Saturday of the London Olympic Games, Box … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle crushed my Olympic pessimism


Danny Boyle crushed my Olympic pessimism. Moments before the opening ceremony started, jet engines roared over our house. With my eldest daughter we excitedly dashed to the lounge window to see the Red Arrows cruising home after their Stadium fly past. … Continue reading

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London 2012 track cycling programme: did the UCI get it wrong?


The UCI introduced two major changes to the Olympic track cycling programme for the London 2012 games. First they introduced equal numbers of events for men and women, second they introduced a one rider per nation rule. The aims of … Continue reading

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Wiggo Go Go Gold! Watching the Olympic TT in Kingston


After some last minute arrangements seven of us from the club travelled down to suburban south west London to watch the Olympic Time Trials. The original plan was to take our bikes, but with the sort of joined-up infrastructure the … Continue reading

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Olympics Sponsorship Anxienty


I’m looking forward to the Olympics. Right now I’m more excited about the Tour de France, even more so given Bradley Wiggins’ current performance in the Dauphine. Still, as the remaining weeks go by my anticipation will build. I might … Continue reading

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