New 1.5km closed circuit track planned for Hereford

1.5km oval track progresses to the planning phase

Hereford could soon have its own closed circuit course Photo: Rupert Fowler

Hereford cyclists are set to benefit from a new closed cycling circuit after plans were submitted by the local council.

The new circuit will be a 1.5km-long oval and have floodlights to enable it to be used throughout the winter, with the total planned cost being about £700,000. The circuit will also be surrounded by a net to prevent riders getting struck by stray balls from a nearby gold course.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.