The Eastway circuit was closed in November 2006 to make way for the Olympic Games’ development – it was a fantastic site of major national importance, regularly hosting three Olympic riding disciplines – road race, time trial and mountain biking.
A thriving sporting community existed on the site with two accredited youth clubs, many leagues for organised sport and lots of more unstructured activity for recreation. It was a place of great sociability and inclusion.
To protest at the loss to their sport, riders who used the Eastway circuit will be on the streets of the capital this weekend, riding past one of the sites that looks like it will never be open to them for sport, and handing in letters of objection to the Olympic Delivery Authority.
After having received no reply from Lord Coe [chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games], riders feel that this is the only course of action to take in order to air their frustration.
Locations and times
Riders will be at the Olympic Delivery Authority offices at around 9:30 (1 Churchill Place E14 5LN) to hand in letter of objection. They will move on over the highway to Tower Bridge for 10:00, ending up near City Hall shortly after.