Dundee's Caird Park Velodrome reopens after resurfacing
Refurb cost £320,000 - but it's probably a bit chilly to use right now...

Dundee's Caird Park Velodrome has been officially reopened after a £320,000 refurbishment to resurface the entire track.

The outdoor facility has been open to the public since the 1950s, and now also boasts improved floodlights and fencing.

The Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison MSP opened the track. She told the BBC: "The new and improved Caird Park Velodrome will provide an excellent facility for all up and coming cyclists.

"Track cycling was, without doubt, one of the highlights of this year's Olympics and I'm pleased to see this excellent resource in promoting physical activity and leave a lasting legacy that can be enjoyed for years to come."

City Council Environment Convener Councillor Craig Melville said: "This work has transformed the velodrome and I am delighted that local cycling has received such a significant boost.

"Cycling is a popular sport in Dundee, with enthusiastic participants encouraged by clubs and coaches.

"We are also grateful to sportscotland for their funding assistance in this major project."

Sportscotland contributed more than £121,000 to the project.


<p>After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.</p>


FMOAB [251 posts] 2 years ago

Fabulous facility. Congratulations to all those who campaigned to get it upgraded and credit to the council for funding it along with Sportscotland.

OldRidgeback [2536 posts] 2 years ago

Good to hear Dundee gets a velodrome revamp - but Edinburgh could do with the same.