West Midlands velodrome moves a step closer with independent study into business case

The merits of a West Midlands velodrome and cycle park are being evaluated by an independent group

Andy Street WMCA
(Image credit: WMCA)

The longstanding dream of a velodrome in Birmingham has moved a step closer with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) commissioning an independent study to examine the business case for a cycling hub for the region.

The study will look at four options for the West Midlands: a purpose-built indoor velodrome, a mixed-use development to include a velodrome, an outdoor cycle park, or a temporary cover at existing outdoor velodromes in Wolverhampton and Halesowen.

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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.