Monthly Archives: July 2012

London 2012: A few photos round Stratford


The ‘Olympic Lane’ (what a ridiculous waste of money!)

 

London 2012 – Tower Bridge


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I took this at the Opening Ceremony

Well done to Team GB Lizzie Armistead who wins Silver


 

So far the women cyclists are doing better than the men. Brilliant! And they had crap weather too (we were caught in the thunder and lightening  when we’re were playing tennis around the same time in South London. We did think about the women cyclists as we hid under a shop front door. 

I was shocked, and bemused about the lack of marshalls in road races. It doesn’t make any sense. It is so dangerous if people are all over the road without anyone keeping them back. As a cycling fan, it really was pretty stupid. I am glad Mark Cavendish commented on that. It is pretty basic!

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Great to see Bradley opening the Olympics with the Giant Bell.

Danny Boyle did a great job. The Opening Ceremony was fantastic. I particularly liked the Queen bit with the funny corgis, the countryside scene with the shire horses, Elgar, the Flame at the end and the Olympic Rain Fireworks. I did think the NHS bit went a bit on and was a bit cringeworthy sentimental. I also liked Palestine being involved and arab women who actually took part for the first time.

I can’t believe so many seats were left unfilled. We couldn’t get tickets! They should have sold them at the gates. This is a bit of a farce. There were huge gaps.

We watched the Tower Bridge Fireworks at 9.45pm on the Friday’s Opening Ceremony and saw this speed boat zip under it. We didn’t know who was on it as there was no commentary by City Hall. It was only when we looked on iplayer later, we saw that it was Beckham, who comes from Leytonstone (once we went to see where he used to live).

So far the only interesting person in the Olympics is Bradley Wiggins, the rest seem to be somewhat dull and self -obsessed. I wonder if cycling or, doing the same sport all the time, makes people ridgedly boring. They can be so serious too, which adds to their dullness. I don’t think I myself could stand doing sport all the time, I would need a variety but there is only so much you can say about winning or losing something!

I see that Critical Mass appeared at the Olympic Park but apparently some got arrested. Oh dear!

Well done toTeam GB Lizzie Armistead who wins Silver


 

So far the women cyclists are doing better than the men. Brilliant! And they had crap weather too (we were caught in the thunder and lightening  when we’re were playing tennis around the same time in South London. We did think about the women cyclists as we hid under a shop front door.  I was shocked, and bemused about the lack of marshalls in th road races. It doesn’t make any sense. The Le Tour was better run in that respect.

Great to see Bradley opening the Olympics with the Giant Bell. Danny Boyle did a great job. The Opening Ceremony was fantastic. I particularly liked the Queen bit with the funny corgis, the countryside scene withs Shirehorses, Elgar, the Flame at the end and the Olympic Rain Fireworks. I did think the NHS bit went a bit on and was a bit over sentimental. I also liked Palestine being involved and other arab women who actually took part for the first time.

I can’t believe so many seats were left unfilled. We couldn’t get tickets! They should have sold them at the gates. This is a bit of a farce. There were huge gaps.

We watched the Tower Bridge Fireworks at 9.45pm on the Friday’s Opening Ceremony and we saw this fast boat zip under it. We didn’t know who was on it as there was no commentary by City Hall. It was only when we looked on iplaye later, we saw that it was Beckham, who comes from Leytonstone (once we went to see where he used to live).

So far the only interesting person in the Olympics is Bradley Wiggins, the rest seem to be somewhat dull and self -obsessed. . I wonder if cycling or, doing the same sport all the time, makes people ridgedly boring. They can be so serious too, which adds to their dullness. I don’t think I myself could stand doing sport all the time, I would need a variety but there is only so much you can say about winning or losing something!

Well done toTeam GB Lizzie Armistead who wins Silver


So far the women cyclists are doing better than the men. Brilliant! And they had crap weather too (we were caught in the thunder and lightening  when we’re were playing tennis around the same time. We did think about them as we hid under a door in South London.  I was shocked, and bemusedd about the lack of marhsall

Great to see Bradley opening the Olympics with the Giant Bell. Danny Boyle did a great job. The Opening Ceremony was fantastic. I particularly liked the Queen bit with the funny corgis, the countryside scene with Shirehorses, Elgar, the Flame at the end and the Olympic Rain Fireworks. I did think the NHS bit went a bit on and was a bit over sentimental. I also liked Palestine being involved and other arab women who actually took part for the first time.

We watched the Tower of London Fireworks at 9.45pm on the Friday’s Opening Ceremony and we saw this fast boat zip under it. We didn’t know who was on it as there was no commentary by City Hall. It was only when we looked on iplayer, we saw that it is Beckham, who comes from Leytonstone (once we went to see where he used to live).

So far the only interesting person in the Olympics is Bradley, the rest seem to be somewhat dull and self -obsessed. Yawn. I wonder if cycling all the time or, doing the same sport all the time, makes people ridgedly boring. I don’t think I myself could stand doing sport all the time, I would need a variety but there is only so much you can say about winning or losing something.

Go Bradley Go!


I have been watching with baited breath Bradley Wiggin’s performance in the 2012 Tour de France.

Slowly but surely, we have won Gold in the Olympics in cycling and now, with luck and stamina, Le Tour de France. We need to get the public around the winners, rather than the losers all the time.

Now, it isn’t it about. time we had more media attention in the Sports Pages and television coverage on cycling. We are slowly getting there. In fact there are programmes on cyciing on ITV1 on Monday evenings.. Cycling has come along way.  The tide has turned in the last decade.

I look forward to seeing Bradley in the commercials, that must mean he ‘has it made it’ in the media, as long as he doesn’t sink so low like the footballer Gary Lineker who advertised junk crisps. Cyclists could encourage the masses to get healthy, and off their football armchairs. Our time is here now.

 

 

PS I have just read that Bradley was born in Belgium!

Go Bradley Go!


I have been watching with baited breath Bradley Wiggin’s performance in the 2012 Tour de France. Should he win,which is very likely, the British* media will finally get that we Brits are good at cycling, enjoy cycing and that cycling is now * our* sport, a sport we are actually good at, unlike Engish football, which we only won in 1966 and Wimbledon, where the men haven’t won a final in decades.

Slowly but surely, we have won Gold in the Olympics in cycling and now, with luck and stamina, Le Tour de France. We need to get the public around the winners, rather than the losers all the time.

Now, it isn’t it about. time we had more media attention in the Sports Pages and television coverage on cycling.. We are slowly getting there. In fact there are programmes on cyciing on ITV1 on Monday evenings.. Cycling has come along way.  The tide has turned in the large decade.

I look forward to seeing Bradley in the commercials, that must mean he ‘has it made it’ in the media, as long as he doesn’t sink so low like the footballer Gary Linaker who advertised junk crisps. Cyclists could encourage the masses to get healthy, and off their football armchairs.