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‎46 miles done…we are sat eating lunch in a ditch a few miles north of Southwell. The hills are tough!!

via Facebook | Great Britain Womens Volleyball Team.

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BBC Sport - Volleyball - GB women’s volleyball bike-ride fund raiser

Audrey Cooper

The Great Britain women’s volleyball team have embarked on a 272-mile bike ride to raise the £250,000 necessary to keep their 2012 Olympic dream alive.

Following funding cuts, the team may have to cancel training programmes and thereby jeopardise their chances of being competitive at the London games.

They began their journey from their Sheffield base to London on Saturday.

They are due to arrive in the capital on Tuesday, two years exactly until the London Olympics opening ceremony.

via BBC Sport - Volleyball - GB women’s volleyball team in bike-ride fund raiser.

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Launch - Cycle 250 Starts in Sheffield!

On Friday 23rd July 2010, the GB Women launched their 272 mile bike ride from Tudor Square in Sheffield City Centre with a party atmosphere, waved off by Councillor Roger Davison (Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Tourism).

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Sheffield’s own Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg admires the GB women’s inspirational act:

“It gives me great pride as a local MP to see that the ladies GB Volleyball Team are prepared to cycle to London to raise as much money as possible so that they can fund their training. This really is an inspirational act and I am sure that the public will be backing the team and offering their encouragement to them on their journey.”

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Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic gold medalist.

Dame Kelly Holmes, double Olympic gold medalist identifies the GB women’s team spirit as key in rising to the challenge:

“I know only too well how difficult it can be to ensure that everything is right for you to produce that perfect performance on the biggest stage of all, the Olympic Games.  Elite sports men and women face many challenges on their way to the top, and unfortunately in these current times, funding and financial backing is an increasingly common issue.  I wish the GB Women’s Volleyball every success with their efforts, and sincerely hope that the Cycle 250 brings the rewards it deserves.  Your team spirit is there for all to see and I look forward to seeing you on the Olympic stage in 2012.”

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Sir Steve Redgrave supports the GB women on their Cycle.

Sir Steve Redgrave, five times Olympic gold medalist:

“As someone who competed at five Olympics, and almost all of them with an overdraft, I understand what it’s like to strive for a goal on very little money. My ambition was to win an Olympic gold medal and I was stubborn enough to keep going. The GB women’s volleyball team have a similar ambition - to compete in London 2012 as the very best athletes they can be. That is all you can ask of yourself. I applaud their dedication and taking responsibility for themselves in these difficult financial times. I wish them well and hope they do our country proud in London.”

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Lord Sebastian Coe - London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee

Lord Sebastian Coe on the GB women’s team:

“Every athlete trains to be at their peak at the greatest competitive event of their lives so good luck to the team in their efforts. They have come so far already in such a short time. I hope that the team’s dedication is repaid with a fantastic performance at Earls Court in 2012.”

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Audrey Cooper on Radio 5 Live

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