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    For interest - as you probably know Herne Hill Velodrome is just over the border in Southwark... Luke Lambeth Cyclists ... From: Mike
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 13, 2001
      For interest - as you probably know Herne Hill Velodrome is just over the
      border in Southwark...

      Luke
      Lambeth Cyclists

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Mike" <mike@...>
      To: "Croydoncyclists@Yahoogroups. Com" <croydoncyclists@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 11:11 PM
      Subject: [croydoncyclists] FW: [lcc-issues] Herne Hill Velodrome

      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: masonb [mailto:masonb@...]
      > Sent: 13 November 2001 20:31
      > To: lcc-issues@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [lcc-issues] Herne Hill Velodrome
      >
      > >
      > > HH velodrome is under threat. It's not used enough, is leased to
      Southwark
      > > Council by Dulwich College, and the site is worth millions.
      > >
      > > But it's barely known by most London bikers. It should be a bike magnet.
      > >
      > > On Saturday 3 November, Greenwich Cyclists hired the thing for £150 from
      > > 1-4pm. We got an excellent trainer (Russell Williams, many times UK
      track
      > > champ and Tour de France person) and 35 of us who'd never ridden
      brakeless
      > > fixed wheel bikes on a banked track borrowed theirs...learnt how
      to....and
      > > raced...and had huge fun. And a whip round paid the hire fee and made a
      > > decent profit of £79 for Greenwich Cyclists. Kids and unwaged went free.
      > >
      > > We're doing it again on Sunday 6 January......and all are welcome.
      There'll
      > > be another collection.
      > >
      > > Anyone can ride the track winter Saturdays from 11 till dark. There's an
      > > induction session for track virgins at 2pm...and it's cheap. £5 plus
      £2.50
      > > to hire a track bike.
      > >
      > > LCC HQ don't seem to have time to help HHVD survive. I can make time.
      > Anyone else?
      > >
      > > www.trackcycling.co.uk has a petition. And more.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Barry Mason
      > > 020 7232 0444
      > > www.greenwichcyclists.org.uk
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