It’s almost all over for another four years and Team GB have come away from the Rio Olympics with unbelievable results. With 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze medals, we’re ready to start the Paralympics on a high with only more medals to be grasped! Needless to say the games have kept us all entertained over August and we say congratulations to the athletes who gave a world-class performance. We’re looking back on their victories and seeing what’s next in the world of sport, including a special event happening here in London. Keep reading for more!
Celebrating the achievement
Did you see Mo Farah fly across the finish line to two golds, or Max Whitlock land a perfect 10 and take home 3 medals? Or did you even see Jason Kenny pedal his way to an astounding three golds? It was two weeks of constant excitement and what a result Great Britain had. The biggest success without a doubt was achieved on the cycling track when GB soared to a whopping 11 medals in the two-wheeled event! The sport has been fuelling adrenaline in the Olympics since 1896, combining two team events and three individual events for men and women who are fast and tactical… on a bike with no brakes. After setting a new world record in the Team Pursuit race back in 2012, the pressure was on for Team GB to take it to the next level on the oval-shaped track in Rio. Of course, they did not disappoint! The bar was set high when the GB men’s team stole the gold and set an Olympic record in the team sprint race and things only got better and better. World records and more medals were achieved with familiar names such as Mark Cavendish, Laura Trott and Sir Bradley Wiggins bringing it home for Britain. The success story could go on until Christmas, but what we can say is… we have the cycling bug.
The Tour of Britain cycling event
We are very much looking forward to a special event that’s making its grand finale right here in London. Regent Street is the place to be on the 11th September when the last stage of the Tour of Britain cycling event will see its competitors race for the winning title. Also starting at the Piccadilly end of Regent Street, the riders must complete what sounds like a gruelling 100km circuit in around 2 hours and you can watch the whole thing! The track is great for spectators to watch the world’s top cyclists racing around the streets of London. The Olympics may almost be over but who says it has to stop there!
It’s going to be a dramatic day not to be missed, so we want to make sure you’ll be there. If you’re going to be attending, take advantage of an exclusive discount when you stay with us. Click the button below to register for the special discount ready for you to book your room for the night of the 11th September. When you receive your code, give our friendly reception team a call and quote the code to save £20.16 off of your room! See you there…