Popular Velodromes

London Olympic Velodrome

The London Olympic Velodrome is an iconic venue following the success of the 2012 Games and it has already been announced that it will host the 2016 UCI World Track Cycling Championships.

Manchester Cycle Centre

British Cycling is based at Manchester?s velodrome, which opened in 1994, featuring Britain?s first Olympic standard indoor cycle track.

Newport Wales Velodrome

Since 2004 the track has served as a practice base for Team GB squads representing Great Britain at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Herne Hill Velodrome

Herne Hill is a monument to a bygone era of cycle racing but provides a unique atmosphere for competitors and spectators without which Britain may never have developed its first Tour De France winner.

The United Kingdom boasts six velodromes at present, two have been used for the Olympic Games: London's Olympic Velodrome in 2012 and the Herne Hill track in 1948. Glasgow now has a velodrome named after Sir Chris Hoy and it will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Manchester is a renowned training base for Sir Bradley Wiggins and its velodrome is part of the National Cycling Centre. Other tracks are located in Newport, Wales and Calshot near Southampton. Their history is a fascinating story made all the more interesting by the fine athletes who have developed their skills on the track.