Monthly Archives November 2013

Conservation groups fight plans for Cambridge Velodrome and Derby cycle track

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Not everyone in Derby or Cambridge is happy about planned cycle facilities in both cities

by Elliot Johnston   November 21, 2013
Plans for an outdoor, open-air velodrome as part of a sporting village in Cambridge and an extension to a cycle track in Derby are being resisted by conservation groups in both cities.

Groups trying to conserve the green belt around Cambridge and the Sanctuary Bird Reserve in Derby from the cycling facilities have managed to stall the projects.

In Cambridge the charity, Cambridge Past Present & Future (CPPF), told the Cambridge News that the facility planned for Trumpington, to the south of the city was as a poorly disguised attempt to build more houses on land supposed to be safe from development.

The velodrome plans had already been re...

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British Cycling bosses check out Derby’s new velodrome

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Sir Dave Brailsford with Robert Kirkland, a director of Bowmer Kirkland, with the arena taking shape behind them. Below, Sir Dave and Phil Hogg.

Sir Dave Brailsford and Ian Drake, the two most senior figures at British Cycling, got their first tour of the multi-sports arena that will house Derby’s first velodrome.

They were joined on the tour by British and European champion paratriathlete Phil Hogg.

The trio were in the city to support Changing Places Day, designed to promote bike safety in and around Derby as cycling grows in popularity.

The tour was conducted by Robert Kirkland, director at Bowmer and Kirkland, main contractor on the velodrome project. Exhibitors included Cyclo Monster, Samways, Cycle Derby, cycling charity Sustrans, Cycle Derby and Moore Large.

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