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THIS WEEKEND AT HERNE HILL VELODROME
After a successful meeting in 2010, Rollapaluza are kicking off the Open Season series at Herne Hill Velodrome on April 2nd.
Program will include old favorites such as the Scratch, Points and Devil along with Keirins and Sprint TTs.
Racing will be split into senior A and B categories, and youth Under 12 and Over 12. All events are registered as British Cycling Regional C+ which means license points in each race.
When: 02/04/2011, 2pm for a 2:30 start
Where: Herne Hill Stadium, 104 Burbage road, London SE24 9HE
Youths £3, Juniors £8, Seniors £15 – entry on the line.
Find all the deets here.
THE CAMPAIGN TO SAVE HERNE HILL
If you’ve been paying attention, you may already know that London’s Herne Hill Velodrome — site of the 1948 Olympics — is in desperate need of some refurbishment and updating. This video filmed at a benefit event explains why it’s important to keep this historic track cycling venue alive.
Find out more about how you can help Save The Velodrome.
HERNE HILL SAVED!
London track cyclists are celebrating the news that Herne Hill Velodrome — historic site of the 1948 Olympic Games — will be get the attention it deserves. British Cycling is stepping in to renew the lease on the stadium property and hopefully to help with some much-needed improvements like resurfacing the track and adding this swanky new pavilion building designed by Hopkins Architects (pictured). The idea is that Herne Hill will become a sister site to London’s new 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
Read the full article at Cycling Weekly.
Save The Herne Hill Velodrome!
‘Save the Velodrome’ campaign launches today with an open invitation to a public meeting.
An alliance of residents and cyclists has been formed to save a former Olympic stadium from closure. The Herne Hill Velodrome is the oldest cycling track in the country and the home of the 1948 Olympic Cycling Championships. But now it faces closure due to deterioration and lack of funding. There is no alternative track in London for the hundreds of children who ride and race there. In the past, that has included Bradley Wiggins, the three-time Olympic gold medallist, who began his competitive cycling career at Herne Hill.
The Campaign is the brainchild of Hillary Peachey, a local resident whose children use the site regularly. She says, “It seems shameful that, with 2012 approaching, London cannot even sustain the facilities it has. That is why we are calling on Londoners as a whole to save this precious resource.”
The Campaign kicks off with a public meeting at Dulwich College at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 6th October. But Londoners are asked to register their support on www.savethevelodrome.com
Campaigners aim to secure the future of the site and make it a viable long-term facility for all, including local residents and schools. Hillary adds, “We are going to find a viable, sustainable and environmentally sensitive solution. The only given is that it must be cycling-led, inclusive and work for the entire community.”
The agenda for the public meeting is to:
• raise awareness of the plight of the facilities;
• hear suggestions for the future proposed regeneration;
• review potential plans.
Peter Cattermole, whose club runs the site currently, says, “If you came here on a Saturday and saw hundreds of kids bombing around the track, you’d think it would be criminal to lose it. Anyone who cares about kids, cycling or the environment should come to the public meeting.”
To stay open, the Velodrome will need corporate and private funding, together with volunteer support. The campaigners are hopeful of getting it. “Cycling is one of the most popular sports in the country. If we pull together, we can save this amazing place for future generations,” says Hillary.
Details of public meeting:
Wednesday 6th October
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Great Hall, Dulwich College
Dulwich Common, London SE21 7LD
Official campaign website: http://www.savethevelodrome.com/