He was armed with great footage and pictures of the Olympics and the Lee Valley venues and he wondered how London can "recreate the event high". The process has already begun as a bid has been placed to entice the World Track Cycling Championship to the world class velodrome, purpose built for the Games.
Edwards also outlined plans to forge relationships with the relevant organisational bodies in cycling, hockey, tennis and canoeing to ensure that top level sport continues to be showcased in the East End of London. This includes attempting to create national centres in the area.
More importantly, these amazing venues need to be given back to the local communities and that this will be London 2012's greatest legacy. He explained how progammes are in place to ensure that there is a community focus and access to the venues remains for clubs, schools, families and casual users in addition to top level athletes.