Reading's Palmer Park Velodrome deemed unfit for racing by British Cycling

National governing body deems the 459-metre track unsafe for competitive use.

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British Cycling has deemed Reading's Palmer Park Velodrome unfit for competitive use because of concerns over the track’s safety.

Built in 1988, the 459-metre track is used throughout the year for both competitive events as well as coaching.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.