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Permanent Cycling Track to be Built on London 2012 Site

02.03.2012 | Cycling News

After the London 2012 Olympics, a one mile road cycle circuit and 8km of mountain bike trails will be built around the Olympic Velodrome to be completed by the end of 2013 when the Olympic Park reopens to the public as part of the Olympic Park Legacy.

Mayor Boris Johnson has already announced plans for a two-day cycling festival for the reopening. The new road cycling and mountain biking complex to be named Lee Valley VeloPark will be one of Europe’s best cycling facilities.

Due to the success of the British cycling team, cycling has seen a 15% increase over the past year. The new road cycle circuit at Lee Valley VeloPark replaces the old Eastway Cycle Circuit, and the mountain bike trails will have easy, intermediate and difficult sections of their trails.

Additionally a visitor centre and large-scale playground are also planned. The designs were agreed by British Cycling, Sport England, Hackney Council and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority – who will own and operate Lee Valley VeloPark after the Games.