Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome takes shape: Photo special

Work is continuing apace in creating the new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games development in the Scottish city.

With the exterior virtually completed, attention has now been turned to fitting out the inside of the impressive building, including laying the track. The track was designed by German Ralph Schuermann.

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The spectator seating, viewing areas and facilities are also now being installed at the venue. Permanent seating is provided for 2,500 spectators around the 250-metre loop – 2,000 extra seats will be installed for the 2014 Games.

The track, that faces Celtic’s ground, is the fourth international standard track racing facility in the UK after Manchester, Newport and London. Although still unconfirmed, it will host the UK round of the UCI track world cup this coming winter.

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones visited the velodrome on Tuesday to take a selection of shots as the work progresses.

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is part of the Commonwealth Arena


Catering facilities

Final bend

Fitting the apron

View from the hospitality suite