Momentum gathering for solution to save historic South London cycling track

Around three weeks ago we reported on the start of a campaign to save the historic Herne Hill Velodrome, the last remaining venue from the 1948 Olympic Games still in use today.

In the intervening period the campaign has gathered momentum and garnered further publicity, including a report on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme and even a tweet by Stephen Fry. The future is starting to look somewhat brighter for the facility and the Save the Velodrome Campaign is holding a meeting tonight in the Great Hall at Dulwich College from 7.30 - 9.30pm.

Campaigners aim to secure the future of the site and make it a viable long-term facility for all, including local residents and schools. “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,” said Hillary Peachey who started the campaign.

The agenda for the public meeting is:
• to raise awareness of the plight of the facilities;
• to hear suggestions for the future proposed regeneration;
• to review potential plans.

“I need as many people in seats as possible to present our campaign to the Dulwich Estate and British Cycling,” said Hillary. “We are close to finding a solution to this site and have some exciting developments to share but I need the support of the community to make this happen.”

If you can’t make it the meeting, you can register your support for the campaign by visiting www.facebook/savethevelodrome.com