The LeeValley VeloPark, London's Olympic cycling legacy venue in Stratford, opened its doors for the first time today.
Comprising of the London 2012 velodrome and modified BMX track, a traffic-free road circuit and off-road trails, today's launch was attended by members of the press as well as schoolchildren from the local community. It is the first venue in the world to have these four disciplines on one site.
The Velodrome will host this weekend's Revolution Series finale - the first competitive event to be held there since the Paralympics in September 2012- before the facility opens its doors to the general public on March 31.
* For a full report and review of the LeeValley VeloPark, see next Thursday's CW (March 20 issue). Also watch out for our GoPro footage of the road circuit.
New big screens have been installed since London 2012
Condor bikes are available to hire
The west side of the 1.6-kilometre road circuit has an impressive backdrop
The "O Loop" has a notable gradient change
No mistaking where we are
View of the Lee Valley BMX track and road circuit from the velodrome
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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.
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