Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. It is the northernmost city in the world with over one million people population. According to statistics, the city is home to over five million people. The city was founded May 27, 1703 by the Russian Emperor Peter the Great. The city was growing rapidly, and in 1712 Saint Petersburg became the capital of the Russian Empire. It maintained this status for about 200 years, until after the October revolution the capital was moved back to Moscow.
Luxurious palaces and classical parks were constructed in Saint Petersburg and its suburbs in the times of the Russian Empire. The Winter Palace, the former official residence of the emperors, is now home to Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Lakhta Center is the tallest skyscraper in Europe and the fourteenth tallest building in the world.
Due to the city’s northern position, it enjoys the phenomenon of the «white nights», lasting from May 25-26 till July 16-17. July 22, the Solstice Day is the longest day (18 hours 53 minutes).
The climate is humid, close to maritime, with a moderately warm summer and a rather long moderately cold winter. The average summer temperature is +17.8°C. In dry hot weather the temperature may rise to +25°C — +30°C.
Cycling Centre LOKOSFINKS
12 Northern Road, Krestovskiy Island, St. Petersburg, 197110, Russia
closest underground station — Krestovskiy Ostrov
Characteristics of the track
Length: 250 m
Width: 8.6 m
Surface: Siberian larch
Bend: 47 ° 12’
Straight: 14 ° 08’
Circumference at the fence: 285 m
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