In the summer of 2011 Clark & Kent Contractors was contacted in advance of the Games for a pre-Olympic test event arranged by London Prepares 2011.
After working alongside the UCI track builder on this ambitious project, it was agreed that Clark & Kent would take on the job of the BMX Supercross (SX) track rebuild for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
To be approached by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG to build the new BMX Track for the 30th Modern Olympiad in Stratford, London was not just a tremendous challenge but also a dream come true for the Clark & Kent construction team.
Hopefully, the pictures can do full justice to the Olympic BMX track, the workmanship and the attention to detail that the project demanded.
The adapted Olympic BMX track, which hosted the BMX cycling competition in the 2012 London Olympics, was reopened to the public nearly two years later on March 4th, 2014.
The floodlit 400-metre track at the former Olympic Park in Stratford has now been adapted so that the public can use it. The Olympic BMX track is open to all bikers, from beginners to advanced.
The toughest Olympic challenges remain so that advanced and experienced riders can test themselves on the Olympic course.
The BMX track is part of the Lee Valley VeloPark, which also has eight kilometres of mountain bike trails and a one-mile road racing circuit.
Floodlights mean that riders can use the track into to late evening, and there is a cafe, cycle hire facility and workshops as well as coaching available for bike riding visitors.