Olympic Velodrome Webcam

Olympic Velodrome Webcam

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Olympic Velodrome Webcam

21 August, 2009

A new webcam overlooking the site of the London 2012 Velodrome has been launched by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) giving the public a front row seat of the huge construction progress being made on site. New images have also been released showing the latest construction activity on the venue.

The webcam will show updated images of the Velodrome throughout the day and is accessible via the London 2012 website - Webcam - The Velodrome webcam is the latest in a line of webcams on different venues across the Olympic Park which enable the public to see progress on site for themselves.

The Velodrome site was visited last week by British cyclist Paul Manning, Gold medallist in the Team Pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Games. A video blog of Paul Manning's visit to the Velodrome site is also available.

Paul 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).

Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA), said: "The VeloPark will be a fantastic resource for London and the South East after 2012, attracting cyclists of all levels and disciplines. As the owners, funders and operators of the VeloPark in legacy, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority will ensure it becomes a place where schoolchildren, clubs, groups and elite riders can train, race or just simply cycle for fun. This new webcam will enable the local community to follow the progress of the world class sporting venue they can personally experience following the Games."