Open Weekend events across the country mark two years until Olympics begin

Ed Clancy tries bicycle ballet for London 2012 countdown

Ed Clancy is one of many athletes taking part in the London 2012 Open Weekend, marking two years until the start of the games.

Sporting, arts and cultural challenges are taking place from today (July 23rd) until Sunday July 25th. The public is being urged to use the weekend as chance to challenge themselves and take their talents to a new level.

Clancy is taking part in a Bicycle Ballet challenge to launch the North West event listings for the Open Weekend.

Lord Coe, London 2012 chair, said: “Open Weekend will lead the nation into the two-year countdown to the start of the London 2012 Games with new personal bests being set right across the UK.

“Open Weekend 2010 is another opportunity for thousands of people to join in with the London 2012 Games.”

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