8 things we like about the new Lee Valley Velopark

The Lee Valley Velopark opens to the public this weekend, bringing all four Olympic cycling disciplines together in one place. There's a lot we like about the Velopark, and just a couple of things that could be improved

(Image credit: Andy Waterman)

After years of negotiations, building work, various quangos, upheival, the 2012 Olympic Games, and more building work, the Lee Valley Velopark is finally open to the general public.

Sitting on the old Eastway site the new Velopark is the only one in the world to host all four Olympic cycling disciplines: Track, road, moutain bike and BMX.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.