New plans threaten to delay 2013 opening of Olympic Legacy Velopark

London velopark

New plans aimed at enhancing the Olympic park post 2012 Games, threaten to derail the approved planning application for the Olympic Velopark, Britain's biggest £multi-million cycling development and central to Olympic boss Lord Coe's promise to provide Britain with a lasting sporting legacy.

The issue, first raised on this website last November, could delay the return of the Eastway cycle circuit to Hackney, ripped out to make way for the Olympic Park. The return of Eastway remains the priority for the Eastway Users Group (EUG).

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.