Sport Beth Tweddle on her way to securing a bronze at last year’s Olympics

London 2012 bronze medallist will open academy to unearth stars of the future

Golden start for Great Britain

Great Britain claimed three gold medals on the opening day of the European Track Championships in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands yesterday.

Will Dorothy light Olympic flame in London?

Britain's oldest surviving double medallist may be 91 but could still illuminate opening ceremony

Picture of the day: Henley's schoolboys earn their stripes

The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, the biggest prize of the year in schoolboy rowing circles, was won by Abingdon School at the Henley Royal Regatta, beating a US team by almost two lengths in the final.

2012 tickets freed up by refused sales

Thousands of people are set to find out whether they have got London 2012 tickets after the original recipients had their cards declined.

Cycling - ride out of shape

A new generation of bikes might look weird, but they could help you get fit, ski down a slope or just make cycling in the city more fun. Luke Blackall hops on

Cycling: Pendleton's sprint reign ended by rising Meares

Victoria Pendleton's domination of women's match sprinting at World Championships level ended when she took bronze yesterday, her worst result since Canada's Lori-Ann Muenzer pushed her into fourth in Melbourne way back in 2004.

Cycling: Kenny beats Hoy again as race for place at London 2012 heats up

Jason Kenny's duel for supremacy with Sir Chris Hoy in the individual sprint gained yet more intensity at the World Championships last night when Kenny defeated the reigning Olympic champion in the semi-finals en route to a silver medal.

Cycling: Hoy stays on top of pile

Sir Chris Hoy grabbed Britain's second gold medal of the Track World Cup when he won the Keirin here last night. The four-time Olympic champion added to the women's team pursuit victory on Friday, and showed an impressive turn of speed before the defence of his World Championship crown in Apeldoorn, Holland next month.

Hoy denied sprint gold by Kenny

Britain's women won the opening final of the Track World Cup last night but there was to be no gold for four-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy in Manchester.

Cycling: Pendleton takes gold but Hoy is denied

Victoria Pendleton won Keirin gold and Sir Chris Hoy sprint silver on the final day of the Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia yesterday.

Cycling: Hoy picks up keirin gold but Pendleton settles for silver

Sir Chris Hoy won track World Cup gold in Melbourne yesterday, but Victoria Pendleton had to settle for silver during the second day of competition.

Cycling: Hoy leads way for Britain's track stars

Great Britain won a gold and silver medal on the opening evening of the first Track World Cup event of the season in Melbourne yesterday.

Cycling: Kenny ends week of hard graft with gold

A blistering joint display of sprint power by Jason Kenny and Matt Crampton saw Great Britain claim gold and silver in the men's keirin at the yesterday's final night of racing in the European Track Championships.

Cycling: Heard the one about an Irishman called English who upset a Scotsman?

Hoy suffers shock defeat in sprint but Kenny takes bronze by default for only British medal of the day

Simon Usborne: 'Eric Barone hit 107mph on the slopes of Cerro Negro, before his bike broke in half and he nearly died'

Going down Westerham Hill recently, which winds down from the North Downs in Kent, I grabbed my drops, stood on my pedals, lowered my head and resisted the urge to brake. Eyes watering, face flushed and heart racing, I looked at my cycle computer as the road flattened out. I had peaked at 51mph.

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