Visit London Blog » victoria pendleton http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Olympic Velodrome: First 2012 Venue Completed http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/02/olympic-velodrome-first-2012-venue-completed/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/02/olympic-velodrome-first-2012-venue-completed/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:27:27 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=19595

The Olympic velodrome was officially opened today, making it the first Olympic Park venue to be completed.

The 6,000 seat velodrome will be the venue for indoor cycling and BMX events at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy rode on the completed track, along with Beijing medal winners Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny.

The velodrome has been praised for its architecture and is known as “The Pringle” due to the roof’s distinctive curved shape.

After the Games, the velodrome will be used by both athletes and the local community. Facilities will include a café, bike hire and a cycle workshop.

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