London 2012 – Welcome to the Velodrome
I’ve been absent a while, mainly due to starting an exciting new job working on mobile payments for an Olympic sponsor. Anyway, in a brief respite from work I was able to attend the opening night of the London 2012 Olympics Velodrome on Thursday. The World Cycling Cup is being held as a four day test event to ensure the venue is fully prepared for the games – the cup came complete with the best track cyclists in attendance from across the globe. The Velodrome, indeed the rest of the park are looking absolutely fantastic! I was pleasantly surprised by the intimacy of the velodrome, you really feel close to the action and there appeared to be far fewer seats than you would expect for such a grand venue. The track was amazing (siberian pine, dozens of kilometres of it – and all hand crafted). I’ve no doubt a ton of world records will be broken on the track this summer. I’m hoping to some more of the test events and will definitely be taking my camera, the architecture in the park is pretty stunning and i want to capture some more of the setting over the coming months as anticipation builds ahead of a huge summer for London.