The Essex-based course will play host to both the men’s and women’s Olympic Mountain
Bike competitions on the 11 and 12 August 2012, with a total of 80 cyclists competing
for two gold medals.
The venue encompasses farmland owned by The Salvation Army called Hadleigh Farm and
the adjacent Country Park, and the open hillside setting will offer challenging gradients
for riders aswell assuperb viewing opportunities for spectators.
Construction of the 5km course – which features 500 tonnes of rock – began in July
2010, and was ready in time for the test event that was scheduled to take place this
Essex County Council are currently developing a legacy plan detailing
how the venue will be used after the 2012 Games.
Because of a security lock down in that local area it is not possible to operate
the amateur Radio Station there , so we have decided to use another site which is
still in Castle Point at the bottom of the Benfleet downs looking up to the site
from the other side of Benfleet Creek .
All QSLs via bureau only via G4RSE, eQSL via GB1HF
GB1HF Special Event Station for the Olympic Games 2012
27th July to 23rd August.The Station will be operated at various times and days
during the 28 days on all modes and bands.
The Hadleigh Farm venue will host the London 2012 Mountain Bike competition.