York & North Yorkshire

Delayed University of York Velodrome opens

Velodrome at University of York
Image caption The velodrome has been jointly funded by British Cycling and the university

A new Olympic-sized outdoor velodrome has opened at the University of York two months later than planned.

The £1.1m facility was due to open in July, at the same time as the Tour de France began in Yorkshire, but was delayed for additional work.

The 250m (820ft) long oval track has 30 degree banking at its steepest point at each end, which riders negotiate on track bikes with no gears or brakes.

The track has been jointly funded by the university and British Cycling.

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