Herne Hill Velodrome to stage major international event

Legendary venue draws GB and world talents with new UCI event

Five riders at herne hill velodrome
(Image credit: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix)

The storied Herne Hill Velodrome in South London will welcome a brand new two-day track event next month, with an international field set to race. 

The South London Grand Prix, which is scheduled for 20-21 July, will be the first UCI-registered event at the velodrome in almost a decade, and marks 75 years since the venue hosted the 1948 Olympic Games. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.