The Brownlee Centre, chosen in honour of Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny, sits alongside a new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country – at the University’s Bodington Playing Fields in north Leeds. The brothers officially launched the centre and cycle circuit on Friday 28th April.
The facilities are open to sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. The circuit has a full programme of activity including “pay and pedal”, HSBC UK Breeze Rides for women and girls and special training sessions for elite athletes, University and local clubs. Bikes for children and adults are available to hire, along with hand cycles, trikes and tandems for use by riders with disabilities.
It will also be the new home for the Leeds Triathlon Centre, where most of Britain’s Olympic triathletes train.