Latest Wiggins trend
Take a stroll around London’s Olympic Park, and you are sure to come across more than a few Bradley Wiggins look-alikes. The most decorated British Olympian ever has sparked off a new trend since winning the Tour de France and Olympic time trial gold just a few weeks apart. His signature sideburns have become the latest trend, with many fans wearing stick-on versions of this style of facial hair. Some hair clinics even report an increase in demand for implants from men wanting to get the “Wiggo look.”
The Olympic velodrome will economize 75% of its water consummation thanks to the collection of rainwater. The rain is driven from the roof of the building to an underground reservoir and will be used for non-drinking purposes: toilets, hand basins etc. It will then be used for watering the Velopark which will be established around the velodrome after the Games.
VeloPark for all
After the Games, the velodrome will be handed over to the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and form the heart of a new VeloPark for use by the local community, clubs and elite athletes. The VeloPark will also include a new mountain bike track and a new road cycle circuit, as well as a cafe, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities. The BMX track, which took six months to construct and holds 6000 people, will be open to the general public as part of the Velopark in the Olympic Park.
Olympic road race legacy
A week-end of road cycling based at London’s Olympic Park will provide an Olympic cycling legacy that aims to attract 10,000 participants. The first edition of this weekend event is scheduled for August 2013, one year after the Olympics. Stratford’s Olympic Park will host a family fun ride on day one of the festival (Saturday, August 3), and will be the start of a closed-roads sportive, elite criterium and professional road race on Sunday, August 4. Riders in the sportive and road race will head into central London, then ride towards Surrey in a route similar to the Olympic road races. Both events are currently scheduled to finish on The Mall.
A lick of gold
Great Britain’s incredible medal haul, including three in road cycling and nine on the track, inspired one British fan to paint his local post box gold. Overcome with Olympic fervor, the over-excited Olympic follower has been cautioned by police after being caught painting the
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