Lee Valley VeloPark will open in early 2014 and development is already underway. The VeloPark, which will have the iconic London 2012 Velodrome at its heart, will be the best cycling venue in the world bringing together four disciplines in one place: track cycling, mountain biking, BMX and road cycling.
Condor Cycles have a three year contract to supply bicycles for Lee Valley VeloPark. The bicycle frames for use in the velodrome, road track and mountain biking trails will all be handmade in Italy, before being turned into a ride-able machine at Condor’s build facility in east London, by their specialist mechanics. Frames are constructed from hand selected tubing and manufactured to bespoke design requirements. They utilise the right materials to produce frames dedicated to each purpose. The bicycles will also be designed in-house by Condor’s design team.
With 60 years expertise under their belt, Condor bicycles have been ridden to World Championship gold medals, ridden in the Tour de France, and have been the choice of many figures in the public limelight, ranging from judges to rock stars. Few brands can claim to have their bikes ridden by cycling household names including Tom Simpson and Bradley Wiggins. From competitive to fitness rider, commuter, new or returning cyclist, Condor have provided bespoke bikes for each requirement.
Grant Young, Managing Director of Condor Cycles said of the collaboration:
“I am delighted that our product was chosen to be used in the world class Lee Valley VeloPark. I believe that the quality, reliability and support we are able to offer the VeloPark made our bid stand out amongst the rest. It’s an honour to be part of a unique asset for the London 2012 Legacy.”
“As a British based brand with deep seated roots in track and road cycling and our base in London it is a perfect association. We have supported riders from World Track Champion, Hugh Porter in 1960s to the Olympian Ed Clancy. We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and we can really offer users of the VeloPark the best experience possible of cycling.”
Condor’s ability to produce custom sized bicycles as well as tandems will enable the Authority to cater for the smallest and tallest of riders. Condor will work with the Authority to produce custom livery for the bikes that will reflect the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The VeloPark will be further supported by the supply of parts and training by Condor.
Dan Buck, Senior Activation Manager for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority said of the collaboration:
“We are delighted to have Condor Cycles confirmed as the suppliers of the Lee Valley VeloPark road, track and mountain bikes. To have such a world renowned London based brand supplying the world’s premier cycling venue also based in London, is a perfect match, and will help reinforce the very highest quality standard at the Lee Valley VeloPark. We look forward to working with Grant and the Team at Condor over the coming years.”
Lee Valley VeloPark, like the Authority’s other London 2012 venues, will combine community and elite use. It will cater for everyone from children trying mountain biking for the first time, to club cyclists, to Olympic and Paralympic Champions.