XTRA Mile Events, a sports events company based in Hale and organisers of the Greater Manchester Marathon, is urging everyone to back the British athletes during the Olympics.

Staff at the firm are rooting for the GB Cycling team in particular as they have been watching the GB cyclists and paracyclists on their practice runs through Ashley Road, Hale, where the Xtra Mile Events head office is based.

The company’s employees will be able to watch some of the key games and races via a specially installed Olympic TV area at their office.

The Xtra Mile Events office will also be moving to the 'Triathlon Live' hub at Exchange Square, Manchester, fromAugust 4-7 to watch the Olympic triathlons and cheer on Team GB via the big screens, soak up the atmosphere and promote their own South Manchester Triathlon which takes place on September 23.