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Eastway to move to Rammey Marsh

The Eastway, meeting venue for Lea Valley Cycling Club and one of the foremost off-road cycling circuits in Europe, is to be moved from Leyton to Rammey Marsh (see map) in Enfield.

The temporary move is part of plans for the London Olympics. The London Development Agency made the announcement on 5th October.

A 1,500 seater velodrome is to be built on the Eastway site, which will remain a top class cycling venue after the 2012 olympics.

Gareth Blacker, director of development at the London Development Agency, said: "In the long-term the Games will be a real boost to the sport of cycling with the construction of the VeloPark.

"Meanwhile, Rammey Marsh is an ideal site for temporarily relocating the Eastway Cycle Circuit. It is large enough to accommodate a road circuit, mountain bike and cyclo-cross trails, allowing safe cycling in a traffic-free environment."

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What do you think of the move to Rammey Marsh?

With the Eastway moving miles up the Lea Valley, to make way for the olympics, is this the best situation for local cyclists and club members? Should a better venue have been found? Did you feel 'consulted'?

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