I've just learned that Rochefort in Belgium has one of these:
and loads of these:
I do believe I have found the best place on earth.
We have a velo here in Sittard/Geleen in the Netherlands as well. It's not in the best shape, but its better than having nothing at all!
and a small clip:
10 minutes from my house I've got this nascar track. Omnisport Apeldoorn, 250m.
Anyone heading through the UAE should try the concrete (and sandy one) in Sharjah, home of the UAE Cycling Federation.
Figures are a bit misleading, I only know a few,
some are in a very bad state.
Opened very rarely.
You need to be a member of a club,
affiliated to the FFC, to be allowed to ride.
One keeps nagging me.
never rode on wood,
not too steep,
they lend ( lent ?)bikes,
and it's half a mile away from a fantastic beach.
I assumed you had to have a FFC licence to ride on it but apparently you can do a 3h beginner session. You should do it and let us know!
Thanks for the link: 3euro session, 3euro bike rental, email sent.
Can't see myself camping/ swimming before april though.
Ukraine since conflict :(
It doesn't look as if the dereliction was as a consequence of the conflict, more to do with illegal building works going on next to it pre-conflict:
Not a track iron in sight.
Another velodrome damage story (2013):
It seems to have been rebuilt:
Nice one, still shame about the rubble.
Brno, Czech Republic
Horta's velodrome (Barcelona) will be closed from December to April. Aparently they're changing all the wood.
It has begun
Orange Field Park in Belfast has a small outdoor Velodrome. Only open in Summer and can't be used if pissing down but it's something.
Interesting reading on struggling velodromes in the U.S. The Minneapolis track is at risk of closing
Are Velodromes the Future of City Sports, or the Past?
Odense Cykelbane in Denmark is close to finished after a major overhaul:
New track near Toronto for the Pan Am games. Sadly it's an hour drive from the city, so after the games end it will sit unused as it's too far away. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.
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