CONSTRUCTION work on a state-of-the-art cycling Performance Centre which will ‘revolutionise’ the sport has officially begun at The Valley in Evesham.
Boardman Bikes, the bike manufacturer set-up by Olympic Gold Medallist Chris Boardman, put the first spade in the ground on Monday (May 8) as construction of the 18,00sqft site begins.
Due to open in early 2018, the Performance Centre is being designed so it can be used by cyclists and triathletes of all levels, from Olympic, Paralympic and Tour De France Champions to weekend leisure riders.
At the heat of the site will be a cycling specific wind tunnel, the first of its kind in the UK, as well as a range of BikeFit and Physiology suites to enable testing and refinement for individual and team riders, as well as Boardman’s first UK brand store and cycling café.
Chris Boardman said: “To be the first to do anything is always a challenge, and for a huge ground-breaking project like the Performance Centre, even more so.
“Now we have finally started construction, I’m really excited the finish line is finally in sight.
“People who know me will tell you I tend to play things down and avoid superlatives but for this project, I feel confident in saying when the doors open in early 2018, it will be a genuine game changer for the sport of cycling. Making aerodynamic understanding accessible to anyone who want’s to go faster – be they sportive rider or pro athlete – will be nothing short of revolutionary.”