New Herne Hill velodrome facilities unveiled

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Herne Hill velodrome's brand new junior track, trackside lighting and multi-use games area will be officially unveiled this afternoon by local MP Dame Tessa Jowell. 

Work on the new facilities, part of a long term project to upgrade the 1948 London Olympics venue, has been taking place this spring as part of the Southwark Olympic Legacy Project to extend use of the track, in particular for young people. 

The floodlights were used for the first time yesterday evening as part of the Herne Hill track league. 

Proposals for the next stage of the redevelopment, the building of a new pavilion on the site, will also be unveiled this afternoon.

National 25 this Sunday

Fresh from defending their national '10' titles last month, Michael Hutchinson (In Gear-Quickvit-Trainsharp) and Julia Shaw ( will set their sights on the national '25' in Lincolnshire this weekend. 

'Hutch' will be going for his seventh successive title, while Shaw will be after her sixth. Matt Bottrill (, Doug Dewey (In Gear-Quickvit-Trainsharp) and Ciara Horne (Breast Cancer Care) meanwhile will be the ones hoping for an upset.

Men are first off on the C25/1 course at 9:01am, followed by the juniors at 2:01pm and women at 2:34pm. 

Entries available for the Circuit of the Fens

Places are still available for the Circuit of the Fens, a National A road race of 200km taking place next Sunday, June 16, in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. 

The race around the flat lands and rural roads of East Anglia comprises six laps of a 27km circuit, with a fully sold out 108km second and third category supporting race being held at the same time.

UK Youth, Node4-Giordana and Metaltek-Knights of Old are just some of the teams fielding a full roster in the event as they turn their attentions from the Tour Series to the national road race championships in Glasgow the following weekend.

Promoted by St Ives CC, you can find out more about the race and have a sneak preview of the course at the event website.

Happy Birthday Mildenhall CC!

Mildenhall CC will be holding a reunion on June 23 to provide an opportunity for members past and present to meet and celebrate the club's 60th birthday.

"It will be a very

informal affair," said club chairman Mark Burchett. "The main

thing is to provide a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can meet and

just have a good catch-up. It's very clear from the previous reunions

that many people have a special affinity with and for Mildenhall Cycling

Club and the club's committee feel it is important to do all we can for

that to continue."

The reunion will take place between 12.30 and 5pm in the West Row Village Hall and will also include a display of club memorabilia. For more details and tickets head to the club website at

Many happy returns, Huddersfield Star Wheelers!

Another club are celebrating their 60th birthday in 2013: Huddersfield Star Wheelers. To celebrate the big day on October 13, the club will be organising a series of rides, a Rollapaluza competition and a cycle display team.

Although the big day is a few months off, club members are already very excited. Keep your eyes on the club website,, for the latest news.

Pack your detergent and your determination; last year's 3Peaks was a washout

Get your 3Peaks entries in

Entries for the 3Peaks Cyclocross, of the UK's toughest and best loved events, will close this Sunday, June 9. 

Never without drama, last year's race up and down the three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside, and Pen-y-Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales, was one of the wettest on record.

Head to the event website to get your entry in.

Related links

Places available for London Cycle Sportive with Herne Hill Velodrome team

Photo Gallery: 2013 National 10-mile time trial championships

Team GB's Juniors closing the gap to Denmark's best



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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.