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Lee Valley Velodrome in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Dominating the Lee Valley VeloPark area in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the iconic, award-winning, 6,000-seat Velodrome which was the scene for Olympic glory in the London 2012 Games.  Team GB dominated the track cycling competition winning seven out of a possible ten gold medals plus one silver and one bronze. The GB Paralympic track cycling team won a total of 15 medals, comprising five golds, seven silver and three bronze.


The work on the Velodrome began in 2009 and was completed in 2011 with an estimated cost of £105 million. It was the first Olympic Park venue to be completed and was designed Ron Webb, who designed the velodrome tracks for the Sydney and Athens Games. The 250-metre track was made with 56 km (35 miles) of Siberian Pine and 350,000 nails.


The indoor Velodrome is one of the fastest track in the world and has staged a number of major international events since the Olympics including the final of the Revolution series,  the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. On 7 June 2015 Sir Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI Hour record at the Velodrome, setting a distance of 54.526 km (33.881 miles).


Unlike many major arena, it is possible for visitors to use the track and book an introduction to track cycling with a one hour session. Everyone from beginners to elite riders are able to ride the track at this iconic venue on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


See Video Review here

For more information about the Velodrome , visit the Lee Valley VeloPark website here

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