London 2012

Laura Trott announces engagement to Jason Kenny

British Cycling’s golden couple, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, will have wedding rings as well as Olympic ones in their future after getting engaged over Christmas.

Trott, aged 22, took to Twitter on Christmas Day to say: "Merry Christmas everyone. I've had the most amazing couple of days thanks to @JasonKenny107 and the whole family,” adding the hashtag, #engaged.

Olympic Velodrome ready for UCI Track World Cup

The Olympic Velodrome in London is ready to host its first major international track competition since the London 2012 Olympic Games two years ago.

The UCI Track Cycling World Cup is coming to London. Specifically, the competition is coming to the boards of the transformed Lee Valley Velopark from December 5-7 for the second and penultimate round of the 2014-2015 competition which will culminate in Columbia early next year.

Redbridge Cycling Centre to see £200,000 in improvements thanks to new London Marathon funding

Redbridge Cycling Centre is to enjoy nearly £200,000 in improvements currently under discussion by the council

The former Olympic cycling venue , which was a training ground for athletes in 2012, could benefit from floodlighting, a cut-through to make the track easier to use for young and disabled riders, and a four lane BMX track.

The work will be funded by Sport England, which has agreed in principle to allocate the funding for work that should begin in October.

London’s Olympic VeloPark opens for business

The Olympic VeloPark has officially opened in Stratford, East London, two years after the 2012 Games saw record numbers of British cyclists achieve medals.

The park, which cost £100m to ready for the public, will be open to allcomers to participate in track, BMX, MTB and road activities, including a mile long road circuit, floodlit for evening use, and eventually a five mile mountain bike loop.

In fact, it’s a world first to have a facility combining all these disciplines, and prices to enjoy them begin fro £4.

Lee Valley Velopark to reopen to the public in March

Lee Valley VeloPark, which played host to the London 2012 Velodrome and Olympic BMX track, will open to the public on 4 March 2014.

Visitors will be able to enjoy sessions from £2 for club riders and £4 for individuals, with programmes from learn-to-ride programmes for children who have never been on a bike before, coaching, major championships bringing the world’s best riders back to the venue, all ability sessions for people with additional needs, and sessions for schools, clubs and leagues.

GB women's pursuit squad can match men's times

The Great Britain women’s team pursuit squad can match times set by some men’s squads according to Olympic gold medallist Dani King.

Talking to What’s the Story on Sky Sports, King said that she thinks her coach Shane Sutton’s target of somewhere between 4min 7sec and 4min 10sec “is an achievable target”.

Video: Sir Chris Hoy tips Sir Bradley Wiggins to win fifth Olympic gold in Rio

Sir Chris Hoy says that fellow cycling knight Sir Bradley Wiggins is Britain’s greatest ever all round cyclist – and is backing him to win the fifth Olympic gold medal of his career in the team pursuit at Rio 2016.

Hoy was speaking in his role as ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in an interview in which he also reflects on the impact the 1986 Games, held in his home city of Edinburgh, had on him personally – including introducing him to track cycling.

Olympic cycling programme remains unaltered for Rio 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the cycling programme for Rio 2016 will be unchanged to that of London 2012, dashing the UCI’s hopes that an additional three events might by added, including men’s and women’s points races.

That event was dropped after Beijing in 2008, with the track programme given a major overhaul ahead of London hosting the Games last year to ensure an equal number of races for men and women. The individual pursuit for both genders also disappeared, while the six-discipline Omnium was added.

Rio-bound rickshaw rider from China advised to get off the A14 in Cambridgeshire

A Chinese man who is aiming to ride his rickshaw from London to Rio de Janeiro to “promote the Olympic spirit” ahead of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was advised by police in Cambridgeshire to get off the A14 dual carriageway, which has a 70mph speed limit, after traffic built up behind him, reports the BBC.

Just Pedal Surrey Hills Weekender

June 14, 2013 - 19:00
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Only 35 minutes from London by train, the stunning Surrey Hills stretch across a quarter of the county. The protected, landscape is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty providing the perfect backdrop for a weekend on the bike.

Over two days cyclists will take in the highlights of the area, including the iconic Box Hill, a Mecca for cyclists across the region and focal point of the London 2012 Olympic road race.

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