Sir Chris Hoy will be flown to London by helicopter on Friday ahead of his flagbearing duties in the opening ceremony.
The Scot is currently in the track team's holding camp in Newport, South Wales, staying in the Celtic Manor Hotel and training in Newport velodrome.
In order to lose no training time, and avoiding getting stuck in Friday M4 traffic, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has agreed to fly Sir Chris in to London.
Hoy was announced as the GB flagbearer earlier this week. As host nation, Team GB will be last into the main stadium at the end of the night that is said to have a few surprises up its sleeve.
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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.
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