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Derby Velodrome to host Revolution Series opening round

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The newly opened Derby Arena will host the first round of the 2015/16 Revolution Series, with a host of Olympic medallists set to compete.

The velodrome, which cost £28m to build and can seat 1,500 spectators, opened in March and will hosts its first major track event between August 14-16 when the Revolution Series comes to town.

For Team GB’s track stars the meet will be an chance to gain all-important UCI track points on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Riders require 90 UCI points by September 15 to qualify to ride in the UCI Track World Cup series this winter, through which they can obtain Olympic qualification points.

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Cycle firm defends council for spending £28m on arena

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  • Nigel Moore, managing director of bicycle distributor Moore Large, says the council should be praised for its foresight in spending millions of pounds on the city’s new velodrome, describing it as an ‘inspired choice’ as it will pull in people from all over the country.

  • Nigel Moore, managing director of bicycle distributor Moore Large, says the council should be praised for its foresight in spending millions of pounds on the city’s new velodrome, describing it as an ‘inspired choice’ as it will pull in people from all over the country.

  • ONE of the UK’s largest distributors of bicycles and bike accessories has defended the city council for spending millions of pounds on building Derby Arena.

The £28 million venue will host high-level cycling events, b...

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Delays to the opening of velodrome frustrate cycle firms across Derby

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By Derby Telegraph  |  Posted: January 14, 2015

By PAUL WHYATT

The impressive facade of the new Derby Arena – it looks great from the outside but no-one knows when they'll be able to get inside.

The impressive facade of the new Derby Arena – it looks great from the outside but no-one knows when they’ll be able to get inside.

CYCLING shops say they are frustrated that Derby’s new velodrome is yet to open.

The £27.5 million Derby Arena – complete with a 250-metre indoor cycle track – is set to open over the next few months, but an exact date has yet to be revealed by the city council.

Cycling stores say the opening cannot come soon enough as they are seeking to profit in a number of ways.

Some are hoping for a bump in bike sales and clothing, while others are looking to hire out the velodrome to host track cycling taster sessions.

They include Duffield bike shop Velo Bavarian.

General manager Gavin Slat...

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Flagship Derby velodrome project threatens to become a white elephant – reader’s letter

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By Derby Telegraph  |  Posted: December 18, 2014

Derby's velodrome – are councillors "spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar"? asks Chris Mills.

Derby’s velodrome – are councillors “spoiling the ship for a ha’porth of tar”? asks Chris Mills.

WHEN the city council’s highly paid consultants suggested a velodrome would meet Derby’s needs, there was much consternation.

How did they come up with that off-the-wall idea?

 Then came the wildlife protesters, and the outside track was dropped. The high-profile cycling venue for the people of Derby became a niche facility for the minority.

But we could still host world-class cycling events, which would draw big crowds. But there is very little permanent seating so, where would they all sit?

And then we’re told that the track isn’t up to world-class standards and will never be the place for the top cyclists to set world records.

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Charges for using new track at Derby’s velodrome are revealed

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How the Arena looks now. But see, in the following pictures (click right arrow), its changing appearance during its construction over the last 12 months.






How the Arena looks now. But see, in the following pictures (click right arrow), its changing appearance during its construction over the last 12 month

Accreditation to be able to use the 250-metre track will be completed in four training stages, taking a total of six hours, and costing £65.

But a Derby resident with an adult leisure card, for example, would pay £52.

That card is set to be renewable annually with a charge of £5.

Track admission, only allowed after completing th...

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Frightening, exhausting, thrilling – Manchester Velodrome shows what Derby can expect

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It is only a matter of months before the Derby Arena opens so we took a trip to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester to see what the city has to look forward to.

“WHATEVER you do, don’t stop pedalling.”

That is the main piece of advice as I and five other newbies push off from the rail at the Manchester Velodrome.

I am here on a taster session for people who have never been on a cycling track before.

The Thursday lunch time that I have chosen is well attended, with 12 cyclists of varying ages and genders taking to the boards, which form the home of Team GB’s Olympic athletes.

Half of the group have already completed their first session and are quickly on to the track warming up.

The rest of us track virgins nervously clip ourselves into the pedals of our bikes and grip the barrier...

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: ‘I want to set new world record at Derby Arena’

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Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to set world record at Derby Arena

Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to set world record at Derby Arena

BRITISH cycling supremo Sir Bradley Wiggins has declared an interest in setting a world record in Derby.

The 2012 Tour de France winner said he may have a go at setting a new hour record – and that he saw Derby’s velodrome, which is in the process of being built, as the place to do it.

A report in Cycling News said: “When encouraged to use the Manchester velodrome if he attempts the record, Wiggins said he’d be inclined to go to the new velodrome in Derby.”

Councillor Martin Repton, cabinet member for leisure and culture at Derby City Centre, said he was buoyed by Sir Bradley’s comments.

Mr Repton said: “We’re absolutely delighted at this incr...

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Derby’s velodrome ‘needs more seats

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Derby’s velodrome ‘needs more seats’

Artist's impression of Derby's new velodrome
Derby’s new 5,000-seat velodrome needs a larger capacity, a councillor says
Derby’s 5,000-seat velodrome needs a larger capacity to attract major events, some city councillors say.

Conservative councillor Matthew Holmes said the capacity of the multi-use venue, due to open in November, should be increased to 7,500 to attract performers like Robbie Williams.

“We should maybe be pushing it to see if we can increase the seating capacity a little bit,” he said.

Labour councillor Martin Repton said it was too late to change the capacity.

The velodrome, which can be used for racing, concerts and other events, is already under construction.

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Labour councillor John Whitby said: “I would prefer it if we could have a bit more capacity… perhaps anothe...

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Police appeal for help in tracing bike used by disabled children in Derby

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Police appeal for help in tracing bike used by disabled children in DerbyA Velo Plus tricycle with a ramp on the front to accommodate a wheelchair was stolen from a shed in Markeaton Park.

A SPECIALIST bike used by disabled youngsters in Derby is one of several police are appealing for help in finding.

The bike – a Velo Plus tricycle with a ramp on the front to accommodate a wheelchair – was stolen from a shed in Markeaton Park.

Several other bikes belonging to Cycle Derby were taken during the break-in, which happened overnight between January 29 and 30.

Some bikes were recovered from a property in Redshaw Street, Derby, but the Velo Plus and others – including two BMX Raptors and five Barracuda 700c bikes – are still outstanding.

The blue and silver Velo Plus is a distinct design with two wheels at the front, between which is a large metal plate bi...

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