Sport: BMX Cycling
Capacity: 6,000 temporary seats
New or existing: New. After the Games, the BMX Circuit will be reconfigured and form part of a new VeloPark.
Location: In the north of the Olympic Park
The BMX Circuit is going to host the Olympic BMX competition in the London Olympics Games 2012.
Basically, BMX Cycling is going to be hosted on this circuit, which is situated north of the Olympic Park. The Olympic Park is a significant venue of London Olympics Games 2012 in Stratford, east London. It is going to be the centre stage for the Games with nine sporting venues. The venues in the Olympic Park are: the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Water Polo Arena, Basketball Arena, Handball Arena, Velodrome, BMX Circuit, Hockey Centre and Eton Manor. The BMX Circuit is one of them.
The construction of the BMX Circuit had started in the spring of 2011. It is anticipated that it will be completely ready to host the BMX cycling by summer 2011.
The 400 metre BMX Circuit is just beside the Velodrome in the north of the Olympic Park. There are plans to remove the temporary seating after the Games. Then with some reconfiguration works, it is intended to be made suitable for community use. A new mountain bike track and road-cycle circuit will be added to the existing tracks and it will be included as a part of a VeloPark precinct for cyclists. There are plans to even house cycling clubs for cycling enthusiasts.
The facility is going to be owned, funded and run by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.
The Olympic Park, that houses the BMX Circuit at its north, is well-served by public transport with Stratford and Stratford International stations located at the east of the park while the West Ham station lies to its south. There are also signs showing the way or directions as you approach nearer to the venue.
The Olympic Park is also served by local bus services.