Cycling

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

As part of our commitment to a create a lasting sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are investing considerably in cycling.

Between 2009 and 2013, Sport England has invested over £21 million in velodromes and BMX track cycling facilities. This included £10.5 million invested into the London Velodrome on the Queen Elizabeth Park to ensure it is open to the community following the London 2012 Games. Through Sport England, we are investing £32 million in British cycling for the period 2013 to 17 to get more people cycling and help talented cyclists fulfil their potential.

UK Sport is investing £30.5 million into Olympic cycling and £6.7 million into Paralympic cycling for the Rio 2016 cycle (2013 to 17) to ensure that British cyclists on the sport's World Class Programme have access to the best facilities, coaches and medical support, enabling them to compete and win at the highest level as they aim to emulate the success of the British teams at London 2012. We are also supporting the delivery of the Yorkshire Grand Depart and Stage 3 of the 2014 Tour de France.

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