The Velodrome site is jointly managed by British Cycling and Velo Club Londres who run it as a grassroots training and race facility open to the general public and specifically promote use of the facilities by novices, school children and less able cyclists. The velodrome featured strongly during the Olympics for inspiring and nurturing some of Great Britain’s top athletes who have gone on to dominate the sport at an international level, including Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott.
As part of the Trust’s work to enhance the velodrome the first phase of improvement works, the resurfacing of the track, was successfully completed by British Cycling last August.
Following the award of money from Southwark Council’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Fund, the next phase of improvement works is now possible and, after consultation with stakeholders and cyclists, the following new facilities are proposed:
- A junior track and a hard‐standing area in the ‘inner field’
- General track lighting.
Please see website www.savethevelodrome.com/solp for further information, drawings and plans.
A public exhibition of the proposals will be held at the velodrome between 12noon to 7pm from Wednesday 5 September to Sunday 9 September.
Trustees, the architects and members of the project team will be available on Wednesday 5 September between 3pm and 7pm to answer any questions you may have.