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Book VeloPark cycling sessions to emulate your Olympic heroes from today

12:48 13 February 2014

The VeloPark track circuit during the Games. London. Photo: David Davies/PA

The VeloPark track circuit during the Games. London. Photo: David Davies/PA

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Budding cyclists can book a day emulating their Olympic heroes at the Lee Valley VeloPark from today.

Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton waves to fans at London 2012. Picture: John Giles/PAGreat Britain's Victoria Pendleton waves to fans at London 2012. Picture: John Giles/PA

Formerly known as the Olympic Velodrome, it played host to a gluttony of gold-medal winners during London 2012 including Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton CBE.

Now you can book to try out taster sessions across four cycling styles — bmx, mountain bike, road and indoor — at the iconic venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will officially open on Wednesday, March 12.

Shaun Dawson, chief executive of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority said: “Lee Valley VeloPark will build on the legacy of the Games and will give the public a unique chance to cycle at the same venue as the world’s best athletes.”

Public sessions begin on March 31 and are available for all levels and ages. Some sessions will be available just for women.

Aspiring Paralympians will also be able to try out disability cycling and tandem rides for the visually impaired.

See visitleevalley.org.uk for more information and to book.

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