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Visiting London 2012?

Look no further for a place to base yourself when this "once in a generation" sporting event comes to London. Bedford has fast rail connections, taking just 40 minutes to St Pancras International where "The Javelin" gets you to Stratford in just 7 minutes

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Click here to download a full timetable of London 2012 Games events and their venues

Bedford has a great sporting tradition that spans the decades and can count many former Olympians as its sons and daughters; probably the best known of these is Paula Radcliffe MBE, women's marathon world record holder and Life Vice President of Bedford & County Athletics Club. The award winning Bedford International Athletics Stadium is home to the athletics club and has acquired a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the UK including 8-lane, floodlit, mondo track, athletics field events area, indoor sports hall with 60 metre sprint track and eight badminton courts as well as an American football pitch and two full size floodlit rugby pitches.

Leading up to the London 2012 Olympics there will many first class athletic events hosted at the facility; Click here to find out more

Find out about what we in Bedfordshire are doing in the countdown to London 2012

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