Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome
Local residents and volunteers who saved the famous open-air Herne Hill Velodrome in south east London were recognised yesterday by Prime Minister David Cameron with a Big Society Award.
Herne Hill Velodrome was the last venue from the 1948 Olympics still operating and today is used by a wide range of cyclists from racers to school children learning to ride.
Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome host Spring party - star auction lot is TDF road book signed by Bradley Wiggins
Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome are hosting a fundraising party later this month with the evening’s fun including Rollapaluza racing and a charity auction which has as its star attraction a Tour de France road book from last year signed by Bradley Wiggins, who in July became the first British winner of the race. The party takes place in Docklands on the evening of Thursday 21 March.
As you’re probably aware a decrepit track surface threatened to close London's Herne Hill velodrome a few years ago but thankfully the efforts of local residents and cyclists from around the country via the Save The Velodrome campaign led to British Cycling investing in a new all-weather surface. Wonderful it is but the future of the actual site itself is still not secure which is why they've launched a range of Save the Herne Hill Velodrome cycling kit.
Herne Hill Velodrome's phoenix-like regeneration has taken another important step with the setting up of the Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome a new body to represent the views of the velodrome's users and the local residents.