Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Save Herne Hill Velodrome

Anyone who`s been watching Ration Book Britain on TV recently may have seen the features on the 1948 Olympics, including footage of Herne Hill Velodrome, a cycling track which was one of the venues for the finals of the Olympics and the only such venue to still be in active use.

The Velodrome - the word `velodrome` is a new one to me, but I quite like it - is threatened with closure due to deteriortation and lack of funding. I think I`m right in saying the threat to the site pre-dates the current round of government cuts. Campaigners hope to save and improve the site, which caters for all levels of cycling ability from beginners to professional athletes, by securing  a mix of corporate and individual funding and the efforts of volunteers.

It`s a site with a great history and it would be a shame if it was lost. To find out how you can help, visit ;



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