Herne Hill Velodrome

104 Burbage Road Herne Hill North London SE24 9HE

Pavilion/Clubhouse Cycling

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Courses and Activities in Herne Hill Velodrome

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erne Hill Velodrome is an iconic open-air cycle track in South East London. It is the only remaining venue still in operation from the 1948 Olympic Games with a rich and long history. It is run by cyclists, for cyclists of all ages and abilities, competitive and non-competitive.

The track is 450 meters long with the steepest part of the banking being 30 degrees. It was designed this way to make the riding and racing both a pleasure and a thrill. The banking isn't as steep as the indoor wooden tracks, making this an ideal place to introduce beginners and youth riders to track cycling, however it is steeper than most outdoor tracks, making for fast an exhilarating racing - the ideal compromise. It is a vital grass-roots facility and plays a large part in developing top athletes. Multiple Olympic medalist, and top UK road cyclist, Bradley Wiggins started his riding career at Herne Hill Velodrome.

Herne Hill Velodrome is one of the most exciting race venues in the country and plays host to more open race meetings than any other track in the country. Almost all of these are free to watch. Our Super Series attracts top national and international riders and includes the legendary Good Friday track meet. Former riders include Victoria Pendleton, Chris Hoy, Alex Dowsett and, of course, Bradley Wiggins. We attract elite riders but also offer plenty of training and racing opportunities for novices, youngsters, juniors, women, seniors and veterans. During the winter, Herne Hill adapts into a Cyclo-cross venue and is used for the London League competition.

It’s not just about racing, however, and we run a wide variety of training sessions throughout the season. Our sessions cater for beginners and kids from aged eight, up to advanced and specific training sessions. Other highlights include road bike, mountain bike and women-only sessions, and our very popular holiday club for children aged eight to 15.

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Opening times

Monday: 09:00-21:00 
Tuesday: 09:00-21:00 
Wednesday: 09:00-21:00 
Thursday: 09:00-21:00 
Friday: 09:00-21:00 
Saturday: 09:00-17:00 
Sunday: 09:00-17:00 
Bank Holidays: Closed-Closed 

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Changing Rooms: Yes
Type: Private
Car Parking: Free Parking
Membership Required: No
Surface: Hard - Concrete
Pay as you go/play: Yes
Membership Required: No

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