Category Archives: London 2012

2012 London Olympics #4

After they threw us out of the velodrome we spent a few hours in the Olympic Park. The big screen was great but not enough capacity and a strange propensity for having trees in the way.

What a great day out. We were there (briefly).

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2012 London Olympics #3

Inside the velodrome.

Pat managed to get us tickets for the Saturday morning qualification session. This was the qualifying for the Men’s Sprint, the 250m TT for the Men’s Omnium and the round of 16 for the sprint. It was disappointing that Jason Kenny and Gregory Bauge got ride overs in the round of 16 but it was great to be in this fantastic new facility. I hope I get to ride it one day.

 

2012 London Olympics #2

Arriving at the Olympic park.

2012 London Olympics #1

I managed to get to a couple of Olympic events and spent a day in the park. It’s been a fantastic meeting.

The next few posts will consist of some badly taken photographs.

The first event I went to was the Men’s and Women’s cycling time trial. I was invited to Surbiton (about 5km from the finish) by a friend from my Willesden CC days. It was great to meet up with the West London gang again.

My photos of the women’s event were (even more) rubbish so they are not included. Emma Pooley did a great ride but the course did not suit her.

The men’s race was dominated by Bradley Wiggins. I didn’t photograph any of the leading contenders because I wanted to be there in the moment.

Friends

Friends taking photographs (using cameras that cost more than £30, I shouldn’t wonder)

Albasini

Albasini of Switzerland

Boom

Lars Boom (the big Dutchman) of the Netherlands

Crowds

Crowds – if you make it free, they will come.

Swede

A Swedish rider. About the only one I got in focus from this side of the road.