Velodrome guide: where to ride on the track in the UK

Thinking of taking up track cycling? We give you the skinny on some of the velodromes of the UK

Taking up track cycling is an excellent way to hone your riding skills - but locating your nearest velodrome and wading through the information around bike hire and accreditation isn't always easy.

Riding at the velodrome can bring your group riding skills on dramatically. You’re very often riding close to the wheel ahead, and sometimes in a close bunch.

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Aldersley TrackAldersley, Wolverhampton
Bournemouth Cycle CentreBournemouth, Dorset
Calshot VelodromeCalshot (near Southampton)
Derby ArenaDerby
Forest Town WelfareMansfield, Nottinghamshire
Gosling Sports ParkWelwyn Garden City
Herne Hill VelodromeLondon
London VeloparkLeyton, east London
Long View LeisureHuyton Knowsley, Merseyside
Lyme Valley StadiumNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Manchester VelodromeManchester
Middlesbrough Sports VillageMiddlesbrough
Halesowen VelodromeHalesowen, West Midlands
The Mountbatten CentrePortsmouth
Palmer Park StadiumReading
Poole Park TrackPoole, Dorset
Preston ParkBrighton, East Sussex
Quibell Park StadiumScunthorpe
Roundhay ParkLeeds, West Yorkshire
Richmondshire VelodromeRichmond, North Yorkshire
York Sport VelodromeYork, North Yorkshire
Caird ParkDundee
Sir Chris Hoy VelodromeGlasgow
Meadowbank VelodromeEdinburgh - now closed
Carmarthen ParkCarmarthen
Maindy StadiumCardiff
Newport VelodromeNewport
Tommy Givan TrackOrangefield, Belfast

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.