New lease of life for Herne Hill as Dulwich Estate and British Cycling agree terms

Herne Hill Good Friday track cycling general

The five-year deadlock which has held back development of London's famous but dilapidated Herne Hill Track, the last remaining venue of the 1948 Olympic Games, has ended.

Now it could soon get the face-lift it so desperately needs, a new track surface costing £300,000.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.