The Olympic Bell
Case History

CPL Transport were asked to transport the Whitechapel Bell in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. The giant bell was to travel from Asten in the Netherlands to Whitechapel UK, for tuning, then be ready for installation at the Olympic park for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012. This beautiful bell is the largest harmonically tuned bell in the world, cast in bronze, and stands 2m high, 3.34m in diameter and weighs over 22 tones!

In order to maintain the pristicine condition of the bell it was packaged and transported in an enclosed crate. CPL conducted a detailed route survey and plan for the journey between Asten and London to ensure a smooth and timely delivery

To ensure a surprise element for the ceremony the bell had to moved in absolute secrecy, so that it was unseen by the public until the opening ceremony. CPL provided two specialist drivers to offer 24 hour surveillance and increased security to ensure this.

The bell was unveiled as part of the opening ceremony, when Chris Hoy stood on the platform and rang out the start of the wonderful Olympic Games London 2012.