The new velodrome for the 2012 London Olympic Games will be the first venue on the Olympic Park to be completed.

With the cycle track now laid and work on the finishing touches well under way, the Olympic Delivery Authority is expecting to hand over the facility to the London Organising Committee as soon as January 2011.

Cycling Weekly paid a visit to the velodrome in late September as carpenters worked on smoothing over the surface of the boards and erecting the outer track fencing.

Cedar panelling was being applied to the exterior of the building to give a classy dark wood finish.

With its ‘Pringle’ roof, smooth curves, vast interior and plentiful use of glass, it’s shaping up to be one of the most impressive velodromes in the world.

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Workers on the distinctive curved roof

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Cedar cladding is being applied to the exterior

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



An army of workers prepare the outside surfaces

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Inside, finishing touches are being made to the track surface

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Track perimeter fencing

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Two workers show the scale of the velodrome interior which will seat 6,000 spectators

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Wood for the track surface and perimeter fencing

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Steps leading into the track centre

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Spectators arrive at the track early to get the best spot

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games, October 2010



Landscaping the outside of the velodrome, due to be the first London 2012 facility to be finished

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