Work starts on new velodrome in Derby

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Work started this week on the new velodrome in Derby, it will be Britain's fifth 250 metre indoor track.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday (November 22) as the diggers moved in to start work on the £28m state of the art arena that will also include fitness and wellbeing facilities, badminton courts and a 1.5km closed road circuit outside.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.