Constructed between 2009 and 2011, the Lee Valley Velopark is an enormous cycling centre located on the premises of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in East London. The venue is a popular location amongst those who love track cycling, BMW and mountain biking. The velodrome has a size of 250 meters and features a huge capacity of 6750 people. Building costs amounted to the bedazzling sum of 22 million pounds. The venue is famous for hosting the 2011 UCI BMW Supercross World Cup and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Lee Valley Velopark is easily accessible by train, tube, bus or car, as it is located in the East Village neighbourhood of East London.
By train and tube: The cycling centre is a 19-minute walk from the Leyton Station tube connection, which serves the Central line and within a 14-minute walking distance from the Stratford International railway station.
By bus: The Lee Valley Velopark is a ten-minute walk from the Here East bus stops P and Q, which serve the route 388. The venue is also within a twelve-minute walking distance from the Olympic Bus Stops R and S as well as the Ruckholt Road Bridge Stops L and T, which serve the bus routes 308, N26 and W15.
By car: If you plan on driving to the cycling centre, you should know that it’s right by the main road A12.
International: Here are the driving distances from the airports in London to the Lee Valley Velopark: London City Airport – 21 minutes; Stansted Airport – 45 minutes; London Biggin Hill Airport – 56 minutes; London Luton Airport – one hour; Heathrow Airport – 1h 14 min.
The Lee Valley Velopark has a private parking which can also accommodate a large number of Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
The site features several amenities for people with disabilities: level access, automated doors, wheelchair ramps, accessible toilets and changing rooms and wheelchair spaces.