The latest from the pitch

British athletes given sporting edge for London 2012

Top British ahletes training at Lilleshall National Sports Centre have been given the edge over the competition, thanks to a Sport England investment of £3.5m.

British archers, gymnasts and hockey players now have world-class training facilities designed specifically to help them go for Olympic and Paralympic Gold in two years time.  Find out more»

New web tool to help local authorities invest in sport
A new online resource has been published by Sport England to help local authorities answer the key questions being asked right now about community sport in the face of public sector budget reductions.

Community sport: In it for the long run brings together practical tools which can help local authorities to:

• Make the case for continued investment

• Plan and commission strategically

• Maximise efficiency to ensure best value for money

• Measure the impact they create

Find out more»

Record-breaking number of cyclists hit the street thanks to Sky Ride
Sky Ride, the programme jointly funded by British Cycling, Sky and Sport England, has seen 200,000 people wheel out their bikes to cycle past some of the country’s most iconic city landmarks.

Over the last year British Cycling has organized 12 large scale events to get more people cycling as part of its target to get one million more people cycling by 2013. The London Sky Ride saw a record breaking 85,000 cyclists taking part in September, becoming the biggest mass participation cycling event ever held in the UK. Find out more»

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