Wednesday, 1 June 2011

SAVE the Herne Hill Velodrome (Burbage Road, London, SE24 9H)

 Herne Hill Velodrome, built in 1891 is  one of the oldest cycling tracks in the world. It hosted the 1948 Olympics, became the home of Crystal Palace Football Club during the World War I and continued through to the present time with cycling events for all in the community.

Structurally it is a shallow concrete bowl measuring approximately 450m with the steepest banking 30°. Unfortunately though it has not been well maintained, and although still in use it has deteriorated over the years and an insurance inspection due in March 2011 could force closure within a year. To Save the Velodrome, a campaign has bees set up to generate funds and support.
Join the campaign to save this amazing historical venue and promote cycling:

Facebook group

Things you can do right now to support the campaign:

Buy the stylish Condor Special Edition Caps from Condor stores, London
Sign the pledge here
Pledge money / time