Apart from the great stadiums and exciting venues for the aquatic challenges, apart from the Olympic Park and the inside London venues, we remain with only two locations to be used for the 2012 Olympic Games which extend on a more dusty landscape and will be used in Cycling Mountain Bike and Cycling Road contests. Going far from the modernism of London and the top class buildings constructed especially for this event we reach the country side in places like Box Hill or Hadleigh Farm.
Private transfer to Hadleigh Farm
Hadleigh Farm is a place of great landscape and geography, with wonderful views and perfect tracks for Mountain Biking. The mixture of shrub and grassland made this place ideal for the 2012 Olympic Mountain Biking events. The place is managed by the Salvation Army and while not hosting events as great as this one, it operates as an education working farm. Hadleigh Farm covers an area of 700 acres and will have the possibility to host 20,000 visitors per day during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Why taking a break from the competition you can enjoy yourself by admiring the 700 year old Hadleigh Castle or in the rare breed center and tea room for visitors.
You will be able to find Hadleigh Castle overlookig the Thames estuary from a hill, south of the town of Hadleigh. It was constructed during the reign of Henry III by Hubert de Burghafter, after 1215. The Hadleigh Castle and the surrounding parkland offered a great landscape to its habitants and had an significant economic, as well as defensive role. Hadleigh was considerably extended by Edward III, who converted it into an even bigger property, intended to protect from possible French attacks as well as to offer the King with a comfortable and luxurious private residence close to London.
Today not much is left from the castle as time and wars turned it into ruins. Not more than a column and a few bricks stand just to remind people of magnificent residence that was once managing over these lands, to remind about times of knights and princesses, of chivalry and might.
Hadleigh Farm was chosen in 2008 as the location for the Mountain Bike events for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The initial suggested venue was located in Weald Country Park but it was rejected because of inadequately challenging by the International Cycling Union, who affirmed that they are delighted with Hadleigh Farm. Throughout the Olympic Games, short-term grandstands holding 3,000 people will be assembled.
The Mountain Bike events will take place on 11th and 12th of August at Hadleigh Farm.
A cab transfer to Hadleigh Farm from the center of London with our company will cost 60 GBP for a Saloon car.
Private transfer to Box Hill
Box Hill is a place already used to a great number of visitors, so don’t expect it to be shy with tourists during the Olympic Games. 850,000 come to this location each year, for various reasons including its great natural beauty. Box Hill is considered to be as one of the most beautiful natural attractions hosting events for the 2012 Olympic Games. It is called this way because of the box trees that grow on its slopes.
Starting with 1920 it has been a place where motorcyclists from all over the south of England and the odd European biker came to meet and know each other, and is very similar with the likes of Devil’s bridge and Matlock.
You will find Box Hill inside the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a part of the Mole Gap to Reigate Escarpment Site of Special Scientific Interest. The area of Box Hill is regarded as an unique location because of the great number of exceptional orchids and other rare plant species. The hill presents a habitat for 40 species of butterfly, and has provided its name to a species of squash bug, now located all over south east England.
On every Sunday evening bikers gather in Box Hill to enjoy the treats of “Ryka’s”, who is thought to be the best burger place in the Surry region. Some others come to watch the antics and listen to the stunning sounds of the other bikes close to them. On sunny days even you can see even more then 500 bikers at Box Hill.
The place is place where you can go to relax in the nature, by taking long walks on its numerous paths, sit in the grass and enjoy great landscapes or to go biking on the various tracks arranged for you. Some of the greatest landscapes in Box Hill, as the locals state, include a relaxing stunning red sunset on Lodge Hill or enjoying the bright white Burford Spur towards London. You can lie under big beech trees during spring and look to the sky or up into the canopy or just enjoy different autumn colors from Juniper Top.
Notable sights include The Old Fort, Salomons Memorial, Zig Zag Road, Broadwood’s Folly, Weypole and Stepping Stones and Labilliere’s Grave. Without any doubt, Salomons Memorial is clearly them most known of this, and it is perfect if you want to get a clear view over the land of Box Hill, over Chanctonbury Ring and Devil’s Dyke.
You can visit Box Hill while taking part to the Cycling Road events which will take place on the 28 and 29th of July and 1st of August.
Box Hill also features events like bug hunting and kite mating for kids, guided walks through the hot spots of the area or tours to the amazing wildlife of the region.
A cab transfer to Box Hill from the center of London with our company will cost 41 GBP for a Saloon car.
Transport to the 2012 Olympic Cycling events
You can provide you with cabs to transfer you to the Olympic Cycling events of any sizes, comfort and which fit any other needs you may have. Our transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take you to your destination. We guarantee to make all your bookings as quick and easy as possible with instant confirmations, regardless if booked online, on the phone or by email. Your safety and comfort is our main concern so all our cars are PCO licensed.
We have a wide range of vehicle size to choose from to suit your specific needs: saloon cars, estate, MPV-s and 8-Seaters for larger groups.
Our courteous and knowledgeable drivers, all PCO and CRB checked, will await your arrival at the Arrivals with a sign bearing your name. If your flight is delayed, the driver will be aware of this before he sets off to collect you.
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If you’re traveling with children you must know that we offer child seats on request, in order to ensure the safety of your child. We offer you 24 h booking service and customer service with trained operators, so don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are interested on payment type we offer you 3 payment methods – Cash to the driver, bank transfer or Credit card payment using our merchant provider: Streamline or Google Checkout.
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