Plans to build houses on Olympic legacy velopark land

London velopark

Plans to build housing on land promised for the Olympic Games Velopark Legacy has horrified the Eastway Users Group.

The story goes that the borough of Hackney wants the land, according to Peter King, British Cycling Executive and a member of the Velopark Steering Group. But on Friday, a spokesman for Hackney denied this, saying: "It's not us!"

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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.