FW: [S.Cyclists] Herne Hill reopens Friday..
- Update on Herne Hill Velodrome, just over the border...
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of barrymasonuk
Sent: 01 August 2005 10:39
Subject: [S.Cyclists] 104.4 tonight. Decathlon class. Afterworker. HH
....and below is a sudden Friends of the Velodrome note about this
Friday's opening and events there. Great news...but I've no idea why
they chose Friday rather than Saturday. Very odd. I've just spoken to
Simon Lillistone at British Cycling. There's drinks there at 12.30pm
for those involved in reopening the place then racing etc from 1pm.
All a bit vague so far. Just turn up if you can.
07905 889 005
You have no doubt by now heard the wonderful news that Herne Hill
Velodrome is re-opening on 5th August 2005. An announcement from
British Cycling is set out below.
To mark the event, there will be an afternoon of competitive events.
Full details can be obtained from Simon Lillistone at British
There is still much hard work to do at Herne Hill, and important
questions to resolve, e.g.:
· Whether the proposed commercial leisure
development by Citygrove Securities plc is to proceed.
· Whether the climbing wall proposed by London
Velodrome Trust is to proceed.
· The use of the ecology area: park, car-park,
mountain bike trail etc.
· Lighting of the track.
· Development of complementary fitness facilities.
· Location, scale and design of stand and club-
house, now that existing stand has been condemned.
· Role of Velodrome as a community facility for
recreational cycling, cycling education etc.
There are also important process issues such as the role of the local
residents associations and other stakeholders in the regeneration of
I would be interested in hearing your views as to the establishment
of a stakeholders' forum or other consultative process to ensure an
ongoing dialogue between all interested parties as plans are
For now, we should savour the moment. I want to tell you that a
number of local people have worked very hard to keep this issue
alive, and thanks are due in particular to Graeme Geddes, Geeta
Manglani, Andy Sutch, Gavin Partington, Andy Savell, Catherine Holmes
and Polly Twisk for their role in achieving this result, and to Val
Shawcross, who went way beyond the call of her duty as our GLA member
to ensure that the history of this great site continues.
Announcement by Dulwich Estate and British Cycling
The Dulwich Estate and British Cycling are delighted to announce that
Herne Hill Velodrome is re-opening on the 5th of August after
agreeing an interim lease for 3 years. British Cycling is working
with local clubs to establish, in the longer term, a thriving
community club at the heart of Herne Hill as well as ensuring that
the Olympic Talent Team squads, from which the UK's 2012 podium
athletes are beginning to emerge, can get essential access to the
track for training and events. The Velo Club de Londres, which has
long-standing affinity with Herne Hill and was formed with its base
at the Velodrome many years ago, has agreed to work in partnership
with British Cycling to operate the site.
To mark the occasion, there will be an opening ceremony at Herne Hill
on Friday 5th August 2005 from 1 pm, followed by competitive events
involving many of London and the South East's future stars.
It is also hoped that Bradley Wiggins, triple Olympic medallist from
the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, who spent many of his formative
cycling years racing and training on "The Hill" will be in attendance.
I hope you will be able to attend this event to mark the beginning of
the plan to secure the future of this historic venue, which is key to
our strategy for Cycling in London and the South East.
Chief Executive, British Cycling
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