Summer of cycling at UK's Lee Valley Regional Park
This summer will be an opportunity for visitors to the Lee Valley Regional Park, near London, to take to their bikes and explore the 10,000 acre venue on two wheels.
A number of rides have been organised, ranging from a 35-mile circuit of all the Olympic venues to a leisurely 40-mile off-road trek to find the six varieties of wild orchid growing in the park. For more seriously-minded cyclists, the 115-mile Ride Around London or the 60-mile London to Cambridge ride are alternatives.
The Year to Go Cycle Ride will celebrate the 12-month countdown to next summer’s Olympic Games with a 35-mile guided circular ride, passing the home of the Olympic canoeing events – the Lee Valley White Water Centre – and the Olympic Park in Stratford. Those of you wanting to do your own thing can choose from miles of cycle-friendly routes weaving their way through the park. The full schedule of summer cycling rides is detailed below: