London 2012: One Year to Go


27 July 2011 |

This week, we're running a series of features with a focus on the build up to the 2012 Olympics as the countdown reaches one year to go. We look at the milestone from the athletes' point of view and consider the wider implications for British Cycling.

One Year to Go - Paracycling - Interview with Gareth Sheppard - In Beijing 2008, Britain topped the cycling medal table with 20 medals. Paralympic Performance Manager Gareth Sheppard talks about how his team plans to replicate this astonishing performance in 2012.

Emma PooleyOne Year To Go - Emma Pooley: With London 2012 in mind, leading road rider and world time trial champion Emma Pooley offers us a unique insight into an athlete's perspective on the Games, one year out.

Dave BrailsfordLondon 2012: Dave Brailsford Exclusive: "Let's not take anything for granted because this won't happen again in our lifetimes."  British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford shares his thoughts with less than one year until the London 2012 Olympics.

One Year To Go: In Pursuit of Gold: "It's hard to put into words what it will be like. Like nothing I've ever experienced before - it will just be amazing. I can't wait." That's how Dani King describes her emotions when she looks forward to London 2012. We speak to her and her team-mates and rivals for places in the GB Women's Team Prusuit line-up.

One Year to Go: Ian Drake Interview: One year out from the London Olympics and you'd think the boss of British Cycling would be talking of sleepless nights and the growing pressure of delivering medals in return for millions of pounds of investment, desperate not to let the country down. Not so Ian Drake, as Mark Ashenden found out when he spoke to him on the eve of the celebrations to mark the year-to-go to the Olympics.