Brailsford and coaching team on 'top of the world'

2012 London Olympic velodrome (April 2010)

Olympic team boss Dave Brailsford led a bunch of British Cycling coaching elite out on to the top of the world on Tuesday. Or to be more precise, on to the still-to-be-completed roof of the 2012 London Olympic Velodrome!

It was a treat, certainly, but also symbolic, a nice piece of PR, to bring the coaching staff into the heart of this temple to our Olympic aspirations.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.