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Olympic Legacy BMX Track Opens this Weekend

Olympic Legacy BMX Track Opens this Weekend
If you live in the U.K. you would need to have spent the last week down a very deep hole in order to have missed just how well Team GB is doing at the London Olympics. For a small country, Britain is punching well above its weight, having secured a healthy clutch of golds already, with more likely to come rolling in over the next few days. - One of the questions that keeps being knocked around by... 

Olympic BMX Track Finally Complete

Olympic BMX Track Finally Complete
Follow BMX on Google+ Yesterday it was announced that the Olympic BMX track in Stratford is finally 100% ready for London 2012. Despite the fact that the facility has been sampled several times already, such as during the test event and for training purposes, it remained a work in progress until this weekend. With only days left to go before the opening ceremony, several commentators were nervously... 

Visa’s Epic Olympic Fail

Visa's Epic Olympic Fail
Visa, one of the superbrands sponsoring the London 2012 Olympic Games, has made a monumental cock-up. The credit / debit card multinational corporation proudly unveiled a 2012 themed promotional poster in London today, featuring one of the U.K’s top medal prospects,  Shanaze Reade. The only problem was they got the name of Britain’s top BMX rider totally wrong – calling her Stephanie Reid - Stephanie... 

Team GB MTB and BMX Olympic Squads Finalised.

Team GB MTB and BMX Olympic Squads Finalised.
This afternoon saw the long awaited announcement of Team GB’s BMX and MTB squads for the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. British Cycling held a press conference in Manchester at which the governing body gave the final names of who would be representing the U.K. in the various Olympic cycling events. - As expected, Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips were chosen to represent Great Britain in the BMX event.... 

BMX – Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.

BMX - Brits Crash Out in Birmingham Whilst French Dominate.
Nothing demonstrates just how important the role of luck is in professional BMX more than the performance of British Olympic hopefuls, Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade at the World Championship in Birmingham over the weekend. Both riders had started out confidently, claiming silver medals in the time trials that preceded the championship races, but both also went onto to crash out of the main competition,... 

Olympic Campsite in Queen’s Back Garden.

Olympic Campsite in Queen's Back Garden.
The BBC has reported that part of Windsor Great Park is to be transformed into an Olympic campsite, in order to provide accommodation for visitors to the 2012 London Games. It is hoped that the site will provide pitches for up to one thousand visitors attending the various events being held on the famous Eton Dorney Lake. Since the 13th Century, Windsor Great Park has been the hunting ground of Windsor... 

Gain Weight and Go For Gold.

Gain Weight and Go For Gold.
British BMX World Champion, Shanaze Reade, has revealed that she is experimenting with her weight in order to find her optimum 2012 physique. Reade, who was crowned the Elite Women’s World Champion in 2010, 2009 and 2008, is considered by many to be one of the U.K.’s best hopes for gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She convincingly won the BMX Olympic test event earlier this year and was... 

Public Consultation on Stratford Velopark Begins.

Public Consultation on Stratford Velopark Begins.
Yesterday marked the opening of a public consultation period intended to garner opinion on the new designs for the Olympic Velopark at Stratford. The designs will be used as part of the London 2012 legacy project and focus on mountain bike and BMX facilties, as well as the road circuit. Future users are being invited to give their thoughts on the new plans and to offer views on potential problems or... 

2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Track Put To The Test

2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Track Put To The Test
2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Track Put To The Test Olympic mountain bike course regarded as a challenge by some of the world’s best riders.   Some of the world’s best mountain bikers were seen getting a feel for the 2012 Olympic track at Hadleigh Castle, Essex on the 27th of July. Man made for the most part, the 5Km circuit boasts tightly twisted climbs and spectacular drops across the tops... 

Shanaze Reade gears up for the Olympics

In the same week that Olympic Organising Committee Chariman, Seb Coe, visited the newly completed 2012 mountain biking course at Hadleigh in Essex, one of the U.K.’s brightest cycling hopes has suggested that she might be challenging for gold on two fronts at next year’s London games. Shanaze Reade, 22, from Crewe, had been tipped for the top at the BMX event in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic... 
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