2012 Olympics cycling track expected to be the fastest in the world
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 24 November 2010
- Posted in: News and blogs, Newham
- Tagged with: Lea, olympics, velodrome
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photo The Olympic velodrome is now complete, and is predicted to be the fastest cycle track in the world
The timber cycling track of the Velodrome for the 2012 Olympics has been completed and is expected to become the fastest cycling track in the world.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) worked together with track designer Ron Webb on track geometry, temperature and environmental conditions within the venue to create a record-breaking track.
The track is 26ft wide and steepness ranges from 12 to 42 degrees. Seating will be available all around the track so spectators can be as close to the action as possible and show their support.
The velodrome will host the Olympic and Paralympic track cycling events in 2012. After the Games, a road cycle circuit and a mountainbike course will be added.
The venue will then be reopened as the Lea Valley VeloPark. This cycling hub will be available to professional athletes and the local community complete with a café, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities.