Velodromes United A Cycling Legacy for the UK
With Team GB securing five gold medals and two world records while cheered on by a maximum capacity crowd the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Velodrome on Olympic Park in February was heralded as a huge success. We are determined to ensure the continued success of Team GB and deliver a UK wide legacy for cycling for all, regardless of ability or age. The agreement signed between LVRPA, who will own and manage the Velodrome on Olympic Park after the Games, the velodromes of Manchester and Glasgow and the sport’s National Governing Body British Cycling is a major step on the road to this.
All four parties will unite to implement programmes to increase the popularity of cycling, develop future winners and champions, support elite cyclists and bring high profile cycling competitions to the country. Pictured is Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (middle) with from left to right, signatories Councillor George Redmond, Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure, Councillor Derrick Ashley, chairman of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Brian Cookson, OBE, President of British Cycling.
The agreement also confirmed that the popular Revolution series, which sees some of the world’s top cyclists racing against each other and is currently held in Manchester also taking place in Glasgow as well as the Velodrome on Olympic Park. After the Games, the Velodrome will form the epicentre of Lee Valley VeloPark which will be made up of four disciplines; indoor track, BMX, road and mountain, giving all cycling enthusiasts the chance to enjoy the sport in a world class environment.