The cycling velodrome for the 2012 Olympics in London has broken ground and will be available for cyclists to practice on. Ã‚Â Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Chris Hoy helped design the 6,000 seat venue, which is estimated to cost Ã‚Â£105 million (about $153 million US!!!) and will be located in Stratford, east London.
In a BBC news story, Lord Coe, London 2012 chairman, said: “Britain leads the way in world cycling and deserves a world-class stage in 2012 so the start of work on time on a landmark new cycling venue for London is a significant milestone.”
The venue will also house the BMX circuit and after the Games, a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course will be added to create a legacy VeloPark that will combine cycling facilities across all disciplines in one cycling ‘hub’. The VeloPark will be linked into cycle routes across London, connecting the whole of the capital with the new world-class cycling facilities.
Sounds a little like what they’re trying to do in South Carolina.