Lee Valley VeloPark

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Road, London

About Lee Valley Velopark

The velodrome staged the London 2012 track cycling competition providing some of the Games’ most exciting moments. In front of capacity crowds of 6,000, Team GB dominated, with seven out of ten possible golds and their Paralympic GB counterparts also triumphed, winning a total of 15 medals.

Following the end of the Games, transformation work began to create Lee Valley VeloPark on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This involved modifying the BMX track on which the Olympic competition was held, so that it could be used by the public, reconfiguring the velodrome from its Games time use, and constructing new mountain bike trails and a road circuit.

In April 2014 Lee Valley VeloPark opened, becoming the world’s only venue that brings together the four Olympic cycling disciplines: track in the iconic London 2012 velodrome, BMX, road and mountain biking. Since then, it has successfully blended a mixture of community and elite programmes that cater for first time riders, cyclists with disabilities, young people, and those participating in local, regional, national and international events.

Accessibility: Located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the venue has step free access and good public transport links. Please note there is no parking at or near the venue, except for limited blue badge parking, which must be pre-booked.

Accessible Golf Buggy: To help with access across the site, a Golf Buggy Service will be running between the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark. 

Lee Valley VeloPark Venue Map

Plan your Journey

Use the Games Journey Planner to map your route to the Games. Enter your starting location, and start typing the name of your Games Venue, select your Games session. The Journey Planner will recommend a personalised travel plan, and the carbon impact of each option.

For accessible shuttle buses or to book blue badge parking select the Blue Badge or Accessible Shuttles option and edit your date and proposed arrival time.

The taxi icon shows taxi ranks near each of the Games venues. The wheelchair icon shows the location of blue badge parking locations, please be aware that these are limited and need to be pre-booked. The bicycle icon shows the locations where West Midlands Cycle Hire docking stations are available.

Lee Valley VeloPark Transport Map

What to expect

It’s all about timing, strategy and relentless power as competitors reach speeds of up to 70kph and do battle on a 42-degree banked track that puts spectators close to the racing.

Track cycling is fast-paced and hard fought, with individual and team events ranging from explosive sprints to multi-kilometre endurance tests.

In addition to the sport there will be plenty to see and do at the Lee Valley VeloPark. You can take part in ‘have a go’ activities and maybe meet an athlete or even Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

About the area – What to do and where to stay

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is forever etched in people’s minds as the home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 10 years later that legacy lives on with the park being a world-leading destination for sport, entertainment, culture, education and relaxation, as well as a global centre for enterprise.

Tour the Park and discover the world-class sports venues for athletics, swimming, cycling, tennis and hockey plus acres of wonderful parklands, the imposing ArcelorMittal Orbit, vibrant cafés and restaurants. The development continues with East Bank - the most ambitious cultural and education district in a generation – under construction in the Park. The project includes the V&A, Sadler’s Wells, the BBC, UCL and UAL’s London College of Fashion.

Start your adventure at queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

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