Olympic cash to fund velodrome regeneration

Wed 19 September 2012, 3:52 pm

Plans for a second phase of regeneration for the Herne Hill Velodrome are set to be submitted to Southwark Council.

British Cycling said it is currently working with the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust on proposals for upgrading facilities at the venue with a £400,000 grant from Southwark’s Olympic Legacy Fund.

It said the creation of a 250 metre junior track inside the velodrome’s existing 450 metre track, the installation of new lighting to extend operating hours, and the construction of a hard standing area would be among the developments proposed for the centre - the last remaining venue from the 1948 London Olympics.

A third phase of regeneration work could see the construction of a modern new pavilion at the velodrome.