I have to say that how time flies because there are only four days left for the 2012 London Olympic Games now. The whole event is drawing to a close and even many athletes whose games were over have already returned to their country. As there are so many people become deeply attracted by the amazing once-every-four-year Olympic Game, this time they were really going to proved it.
Just after mid-day on Thursday 9th August, 22 civil servants of ‘S-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) started a cycle tour to the Olympics in London. The 600 kilometer 4 day round trip is in support of the Dutch athletes who will return to the Netherlands later this weekend and who will be honored in ‘S-Hertogenbosch on Monday 13th of August in front of an expected large audience on the central station square.
The 22 will cycle to Hook of Holland and take the night ferry to Harwich. From there they will cycle to London Friday morning. They will spend two nights in Lewisham with friends before returning to the Netherlands on Sunday.
The 22 belong to a club of colleague cyclists who tour on a regular basis so cycling 600 kilometers in 4 days shouldn’t be a problem to them. They plan to visit the Holland Heineken House on Saturday night; they also plan to be present with at least one Olympic event and then cycle back on Sunday and Monday.
Other colleagues of the ‘S-Hertogenbosch city council waved them goodbye in front of the Council Office. The group is accompanied by a motor cyclist and a maintenance vehicle that also contains their luggage.
I am a thousand miles away from either the Netherlands or the London, so I can’t join the cycling team even though I really want to. However, there is one thing that I can confirm about the Olympic athletes is that no matter if you had won in the games, you are the bravest in people’s hearts. This time the cyclists had proved their love to sports through their practical actions, then if they are also the bravest people?