Hadleigh Farm in South Essex hosted the London 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike events in August 2012, raising the profile of Hadleigh and this adrenalin pumping sport. Plans have been approved to retain the course and deliver a legacy from the Games coming to South Essex. From 2013 works will begin to make the course suitable to open for public access. In the meantime, read on for opportunities to be part of a legacy now.
Highly skilled, experienced Mountain Bike riders may have the opportunity to ride the Olympic Mountain Bike course at Hadleigh Farm, Essex and be part of the Hadleigh Farm Led Rides programme. Read more>>
If you were inspired by the international MTB champions who raced the Hadleigh Farm Olympic Mountain Bike course at the London 2012 Games, Mud Sweat and Gears offers you the chance to participate in mountain bike racing. Mountain Bike riders of all abilities can test their fitness, nerve and bike handling skills at six great courses throughout Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk in 2012. The series features established venues such as Langdon Hills in South Essex alongside an exciting new course at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex. Visit mudsweatgears.co.uk to find out more.
If the Olympic Mountain Bike Course in Essex has inspired you to take up this adrenalin pumping sport, there are various venues in Essex and beyond that cater for Mountain bike riders of various abilities. Read more>>
‘Team Hadleigh’ is an ambitious project delivered by Essex Council's Arts Development team which has been engaging a wide range of communities with their local heritage through several interlinked projects. People have created textile decorations that were used to decorate Hadleigh during the 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Events, plus other opportunities. Team Hadleigh is supported by National Lottery's Heritage Lottery Fund and has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark. Read more>>
In March 2011 Essex County Council in conjunction with Castle Point Regeneration Partnership with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency refurbished this disused fire station into a vibrant cultural and community hub that's the focal point for the celebration of and legacy from the Games. The venue is the base for the Hadleigh Voices choir, Castle Point Joggers running club, Bright Sparks Drama School and many other community groups (many which were formed as a result of the Games coming to Hadleigh), as well as temporary hire space and permanent artists' studios . Find out more>>