Herne Hill Velodrome launches 'The Big Finish' crowdfunding campaign

The venue's new pavilion needs fitting-out, and the Friends of Herne Hill are looking for the public's help

Photo: Daniel Gould

The Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to fit-out the venue's new pavilion.

The group hopes to gain £75,000 in pledges from members of the public to complete the restoration project at the legendary outdoor velodrome.

The exterior of the pavilion was recently revealed when the scaffold was taken away, but now attention has turned to getting the interior completed.

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Anyone interested in helping the campaign can read more and made their pledge on the official Crowdfunder page.

The velodrome is famous for its hosting of the cycling events at the 1948 Olympics and more recently as the location of Sir Bradley Wiggins's early racing days.

The 450 metre outdoor track was built in 1891 and its future as often looked insecure, but the latest renovations and crowdfunding should secure the future and could help the next generation of Olympians.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.