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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

8. To ask the Minister for the Olympics what progress has been made in constructing the facilities for cycling events at the London 2012 Olympics. (287473)

Construction of the velodrome—designed to be the world’s fastest track—commenced in March, is progressing as scheduled, and is on track to be completed in early 2011. The foundations of the venue are complete and work on the concrete slabs and ground to concourse columns has commenced.

Construction of the BMX facilities, adjacent to the velodrome will commence in 2010.

The more temporary facilities at Hadleigh farm for the mountain biking events and at Regents park for the finish of the road cycling events will be constructed nearer to 2012.