2012 London Olympics Mountain Bike Race Course

The Venue:  Hadleigh Farm in Essex

2012 london olympic games mountain biking Hadleigh Farm in Essex

The first Olympic Mountain Bike Race took place at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta Georgia, USA, making this year mountain biking’s fourth Olympic appearance.  It may also be introducing the least mountainous Olympic mountain bike course to date.  That doesn’t mean that the race will be easy, however, as course designers and race organizers have worked hard to make the course technical with short rock gardens and soft grassy sections, which could be quite soft if the weather is wet.

man made rock gardens make the 2012 olympic mountain bike race venue challenging Hadleigh Farm in Essex
Plenty of rock was used to increase the technical challenge of the Olympic course.
the wide open mountain bike course for the 2012 london olympics Hadleigh Farm in Essex
The Olympic venue is wide open, giving the spectators a full view of the race as it progresses

 

The guys at bikeradar.com got to ride the finished course last year, here is a “fast forward” video of what they saw:

 

 

Here is the map of the 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Venue in Hadleigh Farm in Essex:

map of 2012 london olympic mountain bike race venue Hadleigh Farm in Essex

2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Race Schedule for both the Men’s and Women’s Event:

2012 london olympic mountain bike men's and women's race schedule venue:Hadleigh Farm in Essex

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