Maindy Flyers CC say moving Cardiff velodrome risks them missing the next Geraint Thomas

Earlier this week, historic Welsh club where Geraint Thomas, Owain Doull and Elinor Barker started out released open letter detailing their opposition to relocation

Geraint Thomas at Maindy park
Geraint Thomas visited Maindy Park velodrome in 2018 before the Tour of Britain
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Maindy Flyers Youth Cycling Club has come out in fierce opposition to Cardiff Council’s plan to move its historic outdoor velodrome to a new location in Cardiff Bay. 

The club believes that the proposed relocation to elsewhere in the city could halt a pipeline of top cycling talent. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.