Herne Hill Velodrome is a grass-roots venue and is dedicated to serving the community with a wide range of cycling activities. We believe that everyone should be able to participate in cycling, whatever their age, ability and circumstance.
Cycling for the community
We design our programmes to cater for the differing needs of our users. The community aspect informs those decisions. Our sessions and activities have been devised to (i) offer a large choice; and (ii) be staffed and supported to a high standard in a safe environment. We offer sessions for children from the age of two and all our children’s activities are highly affordable. For example, track sessions start at just £3 (£2 club members) and holiday club, which runs throughout school holidays, is only £15 per day, or £10 with British Cycling membership. This is approximately half the price of comparable activities in the surrounding area. We also work with schools, councils, less-abled cyclists and underprivileged children’s groups.
We have more open race meetings than any other track in the country. These events make great family days out for local people, and most are free to spectate.
For us, it is important that our work has a real and lasting impact and meets the demands of the community. Some riders prefer to cycle recreationally or just for fun which is fine, but we also offer structured ‘pathways’, via our resident clubs, for those that want to take their riding to the next level.
Herne Hill Velodrome is run by cyclist for cyclists, whatever they age, ability or circumstance. This spirit determines the behaviour we expect from our people and our success depends on it.
Herne Hill Velodrome is ‘staffed’ by a network of dedicated, talented and hardworking people, most of whom are volunteers. We welcome people on merit, regardless of race, gender, religion, marital status, sexuality, disability or age. Their talent and dedication are what make us successful. We offer a supportive environment and operate in a collaborative and professional manner.
We believe in integrity and decent behavior and strive to have honest and fair dealings with all our stakeholders – users, customers, suppliers, peers, residents, employees and volunteers.
We believe organisations should act with respect and consideration for the environment and our neighbours. We take steps to minimise our impact on the environment through reduction of waste and energy consumption. As a cycling venue, we encourage our users and visitors to travel by bicycle wherever possible.
** Herne Hill Velodrome Trust**
The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust (HHVT) was set up in January 2011 and was awarded Charitable status in February 2011 (Charity Number 1140128). The HHVT is responsible for driving the Save the Velodrome Campaign* forward and ensuring the sustainable redevelopment of the Herne Hill Velodrome site. In this capacity the HHVT is working closely with the Dulwich Estate (the landowner) and British Cycling (the leaseholder of the track itself).
HHVT aims to promote diversity in the use of the site. In particular the site should be promoted for all, regardless of their age, youth, gender or physical or mental ability, increasing footfall to the site.
HHVT wants to promote the site as a cycling education facility, and also for the use of those of limited means or social opportunity.
*The 'Save the Velodrome' Campaign was established in July 2010 by a group of local cyclists and residents to secure a longer lease and funding to resurface the track. It is dedicated to promoting the Velodrome site as a community cycling centre and would continue to promote cycling in all of its forms, both competitive and non-competitive, together with cycling-related activities.
** Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome Trust **
An easy but excellent way to support our future, is to become a 'Friend of Herne Hill Velodrome'. The 'Friends' have been set up as a support network of Velodrome users and fans and they're already playing a vital part in shaping the future of the venue. Becoming a ‘Friend’ costs just £10 a year. The more people that join the Friends the brighter that future is going to be.
Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome have been set up to do the following:
Strengthen the connection between the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust and all the Velodrome users
Help raise funds for Herne Hill Velodrome Trust so they can do the things that need doing, like build a new pavilion and create a financially secure venue
Provide an enthusiastic volunteer force for the Velodrome and make sure all events get a good crowd