Olympic-size outdoor velodrome opens in Middlesbrough this week

(Photo: British Cycling)

Middlesbrough Sports Village will open its £1.6m Olympic-sized outdoor velodrome on Friday (September 17), giving cyclists in the area the chance to train on a world-class facility.

The 250m track, funded partly through a £500,000 contribution from British Cycling, sits next to an existing 1km cycling circuit and sees the sports village grow its offering to cyclists.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.