Derby Velodrome future uncertain

The future of Derby’s proposed Velodrome is to be decided this weekend, with indications suggesting that the incoming Labour-run council will abandon the project.

The £28m facility – scheduled to open in 2014 – was approved by the outgoing Conservative and Liberal Democrat administration last March. However, these parties lost control of the council at the recent local elections.

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Situated next to Pride Park, the home of Derby County Football Club, the planned 5,000-seat Velodrome will also include a gym, badminton and basketball courts if it is built, and can also host concerts.

Derby Cycling have set up a campaign to ensure that the project goes ahead, and are urging cyclists to email councillors and to contact the local press.

Details of their campaign can be found here.