Newport Velodrome inundated with requests for beginner's courses

Last few places on taster sessions remaining this year

by Sarah Barth   September 13, 2012  

Newport Velodrome, pic credit Welsh Government

Newport Velodrome has been swamped by requests by people desperate to try their hand at track cycling, thanks to the Olympic cycling successes over the summer.

Beginner sessions at the track are now booked out until the New Year, with more than 600 applications, and extra 'taster' sessions have been put on to meet some of the demand.

Leisure and culture cabinet member for the council councillor Debbie Wilcox told the South Wales Argus that she could see the  “tremendous and lasting impact" of the Olympic Games.

“This legacy is being felt strongly in the Wales National Velodrome,” she added, and reiterated that the facility was for the use of local people, and not just elite athletes.

The last few places on the taster sessions are filling up -- to book one visit the Velodrome's website.

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Dave, any news on how the Cheddar scouts got on with their track day?

Some bloke called Eddy once told me: "Don't buy upgrages, ride up grades"

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posted by spin cycle [67 posts]
13th September 2012 - 12:55


don't know, i'll chase it up Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7776 posts]
13th September 2012 - 12:56


Just had a look and taster sessions are now full. Next year it is then!

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posted by Skardy [97 posts]
13th September 2012 - 17:33