Save the Herne Hill Velodrome
As a venue which is local to a number of Condor employees it is a much-used facility by track racers and cyclocrossers alike, indeed, the three-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins cut his teeth there when he was riding for Condor and the velodrome is still used by the British Cycling Federation for developing cycling talent and encouraging grassroots interest. However; the future of the 1948 Olympic Cycling Championships venue is looking bleak as the site is under-funded and rapidly deteriorating. It provides an exceptional resource for cyclists and the local community and the loss of it would be tragic as it is one of the facilities that makes our area special.
Herne Hill Velodrome is one of the best cycling tracks in the UK and it is the last remaining finals venue from the 1948 Olympic Games. There are only ten open-air cycling circuits in working order in the country, and it is one of the facilities that makes our area special. The site's users range from local schools and kids clubs to professional racers and serious enthusiasts from across the London area and beyond.
The team behind the campaign is led by a group representing local residents and cycling clubs. The aim is to find a way to secure the future of the site and make it a viable long-term facility for all including local residents and schools.
The campaign is using Facebook to keep everyone up to date on meetings and progress.
Tom Simpson and Condor's Dave Bonner racing at Herne Hill in the 1960s