British cycling gets cash boost for 2012 Olympics

'Top four' medal ambition

World and Olympic Cycling Champion Chris Hoy

UK Cycling has been given a 21% increase in funding for the 2012 Olympics: up from £22.1m to £26.9m. The news is part of an announcement by funding body UK Sport for all sports leading up to the London Olympic Games.


The British cycling team was responsible for bringing home 14 medals at the Beijing Olympics, including three gold medals for Chris Hoy, gold for Nicole Cooke, Victoria Pendleton, and Rebecca Romero as well as gold in the men’s team pursuit.

The cycling team was the country’s most successful in terms of the number of medals won at the Olympics. Overall, Britain won 19 golds, 13 silvers and 15 bronzes.


UK Sport has set a ‘top four’ medal aim for the 2012 Olympics, with the ambition to win more medals across more sports.