2011 world road cycling champion Mark Cavendish visited the centre on the 31st of October 2011 and was a big hit with the 100 cyclists attending a free event hosted by Holiday Inn, an official hotel providor for the London 2012 Olympics.
The extremely popular world champion rode 10 laps of the circuit and also signed fans cycling jerseys and posed for photos in the oversubscribed event as well as being interviewed by the national press and television about his plans for 2012. Channel 4 News footage can be seen here:
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