|Just some of the beautiful landscapes at Box Hill ©Brian Cleckner|
|The crowds waiting for the ladies race on Butterfly Bend, one of the most special areas for wildlife ©Brian Cleckner|
Andy Wright, the countryside manager for the Surrey Hills, has been working on site all weekend. Here's his perspective on the event:
“This has been such a team effort. Prior to being involved with anything like this I just imagined the roads were closed, the races blasted through and the roads re-open. Oh boy, was I in for a shock! You wouldn’t believe what goes in behind the scenes, particularly with the added complication of protecting the fragile habitats of Box Hill.
“We have faced challenges and some difficult situations. However, my overriding memory will be an amazing working relationship with so many differing organisations and individuals.
I am so proud to have played a small part in the 2012 Games and feel privileged to have worked alongside such a great bunch of people.”
And for all of you who came across Andy on TV and radio this weekend, here's a special little picture of him in one of the great Zig Zag catering team t-shirts. Lots of people quite fancied owning one of these, so we're pleased to announce that a limited number will be on sale for £10 each in the shop when we open again on the 4 Aug.
|Andy modelling the Zig Zag t-shirt|