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2012 London Olympic Mountain Bike Venue

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As host for the 2012 Olympics, London is right on track with the new venue for mountain biking. Located in Hadleigh Farm, Essex, the site encompasses 550 acres of rough terrain, hilly trails and challenging routes. Normally, mountain biking runs in forested areas. This is a first to have it run on an open hillside. Possible factors for this decision could be visibility; spectators can now view a large part of the course from several locations.

A test event will be conducted sometime in the middle of 2011. The venue will be tested on some key features already in place. The race will be on August 11-12, 2012. There are 50 contenders for the two gold medals up for grabs. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) partners with the Essex County Council to finish the construction of the venue that began last July.

The competition…

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Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon

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eurostar tri city athlon   Eurostar Tri City AthlonEurostar announced its partnership with the London 2010 Olympics. To celebrate this memorable occasion, it is holding the first-ever Triathlon competition on September 14, 2010 in three cities, dubbed as the Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon. The swimming event will be held in Paris, the bike in Brussels and London hosting the running event.

The swim is a 1.5 km swim in the Bassin de la Villette, the largest artificial lake in Paris. Eurostar will be providing the qualified participants with wet suits and swimming caps.

The participants are required to provide themselves with the following items such as; swimming goggles, towel, bike, helmet, cycling and running shorts, SPD’s/clip in shoes and pedal (OPTIONAL), running shoes, personal nutrition pack or kit bag (OPTIONAL), and a warm top post event wear.

The bike event is 40 km bike race on the area around the King Baudouin I Stadium (formerly Heysel Stadium) some north-west of Brussels. The runners…

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New Bike Route in Paris

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new bike route in paris 300x225   New Bike Route in ParisMayor Bertrand Delanoe of Paris is looking forward to implement changes on the right bank of the River Seine by slowing down the traffic transforming it into a ‘pretty urban boulevard while shutting down the busy 1.2 mile section of the expressway on the left bank by 2012.’

If approved by the city council in July, the $50 million project would give way to a 35 acre of development on the riverside for cafes, sports facilities and floating islands. The closure of the left bank of the expressway will cover the span between the Musee d ‘Orsay and Alma bridge.

Many parts of Paris are closed to vehicular traffic, as is also with sections of the expressway along the Seine every Sunday in line with the ‘Paris Respire’ or ‘Paris Breathes’ program. As Delanoe declared: “It’s about reducing pollution and automobile traffic and giving Parisians more opportunities for happiness.”

Nevertheless, the new policies…

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Cycle-Safety Mirrors on London Superhighways in 2010

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London is going to be implementing one of many new measures to prevent cyclists getting killed or injured by goods drivers; they will be installing cycle safety mirrors at left-turn traffic lights, giving drivers a view of everything between the road and the curb. Convex-Mirrors Ltd of Bath have developed a mirror that’s 45cm in diameter with high visibility and orange edges. The mirror features a Warning Cyclist logo to let drivers know to watch for cyclists. The cycle safety mirrors will begin being used in 2010.

Via BikeRadar.

Cycle-Safety Mirrors on London Superhighways in 2010…

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