A VELOPARK could be established in the hometown of Olympic double silver medallist Becky James, a report has revealed.

Monmouthshire County Council’s cabinet could approve plans to spend £5,000 on a feasibility study for an off-road cycling centre in Abergavenny.

The council has worked with Welsh Cycling and local cycling clubs to promote national and local cycling events in the town such as the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling.

James retired from the sport last year following her podium finishes in the keirin and sprint events at Rio 2016.

And the one-time world champion’s former school, King Henry VIII, has proven to be a popular location to host such events and is used regularly by local clubs.

But Welsh Cycling say a lack of suitable regional facilities is stifling the development of the sport in Wales.

The report says: “The aim of this proposal is to commission a study to look at the feasibility and cost of providing a bespoke off-road facility that will help to develop and maintain the sport of cycling not only in the Abergavenny but in Monmouthshire as a whole.”

A similar facility had been proposed at Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre, but the scheme was not taken forward by the Brecon Beacons National Park, the local planning authority.

Cabinet members will meet on Wednesday to consider releasing the grant funding to pay for the study, as well as five other community projects.

A total of £26,082 has been raised through a section 106 agreement between the council and the developers of The Knoll housing estate in Brecon Road, Abergavenny.

The two parties agreed that the commuted sum would be used towards improving adult recreation within a five-mile radius of the site.

The scheme was advertised for local groups to submit grant requests, with six applications received by the council.

Up to £10,712 could be allocated to improving footpaths and providing picnic facilities at Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Friends of Bailey Park and the Synergy Choir could receive £3,300 apiece, while the remaining £2,140 could be given to the Abergavenny Community Trust to improve its community centre in Park Street.