(Image credit: Richard Baybutt)

The curtain comes down on 30 years of racing at Eastway Cycle Circuit this Saturday (October 21) with a full programme of events.

The circuit in the Lea Valley is to be bulldozed to make way for the 2012 Olympic site, and, despite the guarantee of a new circuit, post Olympics, British cycling will this weekend lose one of its best used facilities.

Over the years the circuit has hosted road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross races, and has been instrumental in getting kids on bikes.

Arguments have been raging for the past year concerning the venue's relocation, with the Hog Hill site eventually being chosen after constant lobbying from the Eastway User group. In the interim a course at London Docklands will be used.

Racing starts at 10am this Saturday with the Elite men?s race at 1pm. The mountain bike races follow this hour-long race with the final ever event, an adult's cross country race.

More details at www.eastway7506.btinternet.co.uk.

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