Herne Hill has a new track
The track returns. After years of fighting, the Save the Velodrome campaign proudly re-opened the Herne Hill Velodrome today. Over the summer the damaged track was resurfaced and made weatherproof.
There is still more to do at the Velodrome and the next project is a new stand and club house.
Monty and Grant went over to the grand opening at Herne Hill this morning, where many Condor riders have ridden in the last sixty years. It's a place dear to our hearts: we first took to the plight of the velodrome over a year ago and Condor is proud to support the campaign, producing caps and offering prizes to raise funds.
If you fancy taking a look for yourself, racing begins again on Sunday 11th with an outdoor cinema at the velodrome in the evening.
Bike Powered Cinema at the Velodrome
The outdoor bike-powered cinema returns to the velodrome with a screening of cycling classic Breaking Away at 8pm. Also on the bill is the premiere of The Best Seat in the World, a new documentary about Herne Hill Velodrome. The track has seen some hard times with its main building now closed down due to deterioration and political feuds that stopped any long-term redevelopment. This is the back drop to a series of moving interviews with cycling enthusiasts that range from a 1948 Olympic medallist to eight-year-old track users who all want the track to stay open.
Free soft drinks and snacks are offered to cyclists who volunteer to power the cinema.
More details are of the event are here.