Lee Valley Velopark

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Lee Valley Velopark
Visiotrs
  • 5 million visits since opening in March 2014
Past
  • Used for track cycling and BMX in London 2012 Games
  • Scene of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ successful bid to break the 1 hour distance record in June 2015, cycling 54.526km
  • Staged many events including UCI World Track Cycling Championships in 2016, Revolution and Six Day Cycling event (which saw some of the world’s best professional riders take part in a variety of disciplines)
What now?
  • 4 cycling disciplines in one venue: track, road, mountain bike and BMX
  • Seats 6,000 (1,000 more than during the Games)
  • Host range of global cycling events including Revolution Series, UCI Track Cycling World Cup and Six Day London.
Architects
  • Velodrome – Hopkins Architects
  • Track – Ron Webb
Awards (selection)
  • Shortlisted for 2011 Stirling Prize
  • ArchMarathon Award 2014 Sports Category
  • Prime Minister’s Better Public Buildings Award 2011
Operator
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Opened
  • 31 March 2014
Construction/
Sustainability
  • Red cedar external cladding
  • 56km of Siberian pine used on track
  • 300,000 nails used to fix track in place
  • Rainwater harvesting reduces mains water usage by 70%
  • Natural ventilation eliminates need for air conditioning
Facilities
  • 4 cycling disciplines in one venue: track, road, mountain bike and BMX
  • Seats 6,000 (1,000 more than Games-time)
  • 250m long track banks 42 degrees and is 7m wide
  • Infield surface is 3m below ground level
  • BMX track has 390m of bumps, curves and loops
  • 5 miles of mountain bike tracks graded by difficulty
  • One mile floodlit road cycle circuit