During the London 2012 Olympics we were lucky enough to have the Men’s Cycling Road Race pass our Centre in Teddington. Our very talented Receptionist Andy took some photos – you can see an example of his talent above! Our Volunteer Patty writes about her experience of the Men’s Time Trial:
We live in St Marks Road Teddington; the Men’s Time Trial came past to bottom of our road so we thought it would be ridiculous if we didn’t go down. We didn’t see Bradley Wiggins; as we left after about 1 hour, as we walked up the road a few of our neighbours raced down the road as they had seen him leave the Palace on their TV screens!
It was really well organised, there were barriers all along Kingston Road, a motorbike came down the road, then the cyclist, then his team car in case of a break down. They have a spare cycle on top of the car, it is usually easier to change bike than do any repairs to tyres!
They travel at great speeds! There were lots of flags, even on the bus stop! Many people were lining the streets; I couldn’t believe how many people came out on a Wednesday! The coffee shop and fish and chip outlet were booming with trade! They had gold thrones for them to sit on outside the Palace, Bradley got Gold, Tony Martin of Germany got Silver and Christopher Froome got Bronze.
We came home and watched the end on our TV, I’m so proud to be in London for the Olympics of London 2012! Bradley Wiggins often shuns the limelight! He is very modest; he has a wife and two children.