Olympic Cycling Venues to Open for Public

Olympic Cycling Venues to Open for Public

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According to the BBC two cycling venues that were used during the London 2012 Olympics are set to open for public use on 4 March 2014. The Velodrome and BMX track are to be renamed “Lee Valley VeloPark” and will offer session for only £2 to club members and only £4 for individual cyclists!

The BMX track has undergone a make over and now sits alongside new mountain bike trails, and a floodlit road circuit. The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA), which runs the site, called it “the world’s premier cycling venue”.

A year ago Great Britain’s cyclists powered their way to 16 gold medals and earned huge adoration from the general public, this adoration has led to a ‘boom’ in the cycling industry with many people scrambling to get back on a bike and reap the great benefits it has to offer. With Olympic venues such as the Velodrome becoming available for public use it is hopeful that people will truly be inspired, especially children. “Inspire a generation” they told us…. perhaps this could really be the start of that pledge gaining momentum.

The riders that have helped raise the profile of Great British cycling such as Dame Sarah Storey, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott will be back at the venue for the grand re-opening. With over 600,000 visitors a year it is expected to be a huge attraction for many cyclists. The LVRPA chief executive Shaun Dawson believes “For people who have never ridden a bike, to those who are setting world records, these unparalleled facilities will deliver the Olympic promise of inspiring a generation.”

With the site boasting exceptional facilities and having proved it can handle the main stage, the venue is part of UK’s bid to host the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. We sure hope the cycling world will be shining bright in London once more!

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