2012 velodrome taking shape in East London

Building work on the new olympic velodrome in Stratford in East London is well on schedule according to the Olympic Delivery Authority, and now you can keep tabs on how it's going via a new webcam on the site.

The webcam will show updated images of the Velodrome throughout the day and is accessible via the London 2012 website at www.london2012.com/plans/olympic-park/webcams/velodrome.php

So far everybody concerned is very satisfied with progress including Beijing Olympic cycling gold medalist, Paul Manning who visited the site earlier in the week and has been involved with the construction of the Olympic site.

Commenting on the latest progress on the 2012 velodrome Manning said:

“Winning Gold and being part of such a successful team in Beijing was an amazing experience so it was great to visit the London Velodrome site where I hope Team GB will continue to hit Gold in 2012. I was hugely impressed by the progress that has already been made on site and the new webcam will be a great way to see the Velodrome continue to take shape.”

The 6,000 seat Velodrome and adjacent BMX track will host the Olympic and track cycling and BMX events, and Paralympic track cycling events in 2012. After the Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes and the local community and will include a café, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities. The venue design includes a 360 degree concourse level offering fantastic views over the Olympic Park, and out to the London skyline.
After the 2012 Games, a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course will be added to the Velodrome and BMX circuit to create a legacy VeloPark that will combine cycling facilities across all disciplines in one cycling ‘hub’. The legacy VeloPark will be owned, funded and operated by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The construction of the VeloPark facilities includes funding from Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA), Sport England, Transport for London (TfL), and the London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT).

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