Plans to develop outdoor cycling tracks and create one of Europe’s best cycling facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park after the Olympic Games look set to become a reality after planning permission for a rejigged design was approved by Hackney Council.
The Olympics are not too far away with just under nine months to go before events kick off at the Olympic Stadium on July 27. A great deal has been made by the organsiers that these games will be a walk and bike friendly Olympics in terms of spectators getting to the games.
Despite tight security for the Olympic cycling test event on Sunday it appears a couple of amateur cyclists got on the 140km course before the professional riders yesterday.
Transport for London, the Mayor of London’s office and Barclays are understood to be in discussions that could see the bank provide additional sponsorship funds for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme which is being expanded eastwards in time for the Olympic Games.
If you are near the Olympic site in London this week it might be worth a visit to the View Tube installation on The Greenway cycle route that passes by the Olympic Stadium.
On Tuesday, the Going Going Bike team kindly let me have the day off to go to Wimbledon to watch a day of tennis on the proviso I found out what the world’s premier tennis tournament does to cater for those who cycle there to watch the event.
Surrey County Council is intending to invoke emergency powers last used in WW2 to oblige residents to repair potholes along the Olympic Road Race Route.