South Bucks District Council Celebrates One Year to Go To The London 2012 Games
South Bucks residents have a chance to take part in celebrating one year to go to the London 2012 Games. Local clubs are opening their doors and offering free taster sessions to all the family as part of the London 2012 Open Weekend supported by BP - a series of sporting and cultural events taking place across the UK which will see hundreds of thousands of people participating in events to celebrate the ‘One Year to Go’ countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Saturday 23 July
at 8.45am sees South Bucks Running Club hosting a 5km run through Black Park in Wexham. Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome but registration is essential to obtain an official race time. To register please visit: www.parkrun.org.uk/black-park
. On Sunday 24 July
12-3pm The Lanes Golf Course and Driving Range, Stoke Road, Stoke Poges is offering lessons with a PGA Professional and 100 balls to use on the range after your lesson. Limited spaces are available booking is required, to book your place call 01895 837306.
Also on Sunday 24 July
‘Bike! Burnham’ is offering a 6 or 12 mile ‘Tour de Dorney’ setting off from Burnham Upper School, Opendale Road at 2.20pm. The cyclists will take in views of The Jubilee River and Dorney Lake. Don’t forget to bring along your bike and helmet. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a cycling adult; under 9’s can be trailed by an adult with a trail-gator or trailer bike. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment: www.cycle-wise.co.uk/course-booking
With the support of BP, Premier Partner of the Cultural Olympiad and long-standing supporter of arts and culture in the UK, the London 2012 Open Weekend is now in its fourth year. Open Weekend 2011 follows the success of the past three previous years, in which over 2.4 million people across the UK unleashed their creativity across a series of sporting, art and cultural activities in celebration of the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
South Bucks District Council, South Bucks Running Club, The Lanes Golf Course and Driving Range and ‘Bike! Burnham’ joins hundreds of other Open Weekend challenges – ranging from an outdoor screening of The Tate Movie in Trafalgar Square to a celebration of Jamaican culture in the centre of Birmingham. Full listings, including South Bucks District Council’s events, can be found from 9 June 2011 at www.london2012.com/openweekend.
South Bucks District Councillor Anita Cranmer, Portfolio Holder for Community says, ‘As a host authority for the London 2012 Games this is a very exciting time for South Bucks District Council. The Open Weekend is a fantastic way for the local community to try something new and for local clubs to reach out to new participants and build links with the local community. This is just one of the many exciting projects that South Bucks District Council is organising to help everyone join in with the excitement of London 2012.’
London 2012 Chair Sebastian Coe said: ‘For our fourth year Open Weekend is focussed on celebrating the ‘One Year to Go’ countdown to the London 2012 Games and helping communities across the country experience the best of British sporting, artistic and cultural talents up close. I’d encourage people to get involved at a local event as part of this nationwide celebration; it will be an amazing event.’ Event details
|Name of Club ||Address ||Date of Event || Event Details ||Booking Details |
|South Bucks Running Club ||Black Park Country Park, |
Black Park Road,
|23 July 8.45am ||5km run through black park – it’s you against the clock! ||Pre registration required: |
|The Lanes Golf Course & Driving Range ||Stoke Road |
|24 July |
12 – 3pm
|15 minute lesson with a PGA professional and 100 balls to use on the driving range after your lesson ||Limited places available, call 01895 837306 to book |
|Bike! Burnham ||Departing from |
Burnham Upper School,
Burnham SL1 7LZ
Meet under the awning between the school buildings
|24 July 2.20pm ||Tour de Dorney |
Cycle route taking in views of the Jubilee River and Dorney Lake.
2 routes available 6 or 12 miles.
|Limited numbers available, to book: |
For further details about any of the events above please call 01895 837306 or email email@example.com.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH