The structure pre-construction (trusses and portable sections) of the London, Ontario Forest City Velodrome is progressing, according to the Forest City Velodrome Association. Over 50 percent of the track is complete, and new sponsors have also been announced: Long time track racing supporter, Rene Kosko from Cyclosprint, Chambly, Quebec has agreed to become a sponsor at the new track in London, Ontario.
Rene Kosko, who in the late 1960's was a regular combatant at the Delhi, Ontario indoor Velodrome, specialized in Six Day races during that period, and he competed at the Montreal Olympic Velodrome in the 1970's. "The Velodrome in London is going to run three Six Day races in the winter season beginning in September, and I look forward to attending at least two of them," Kosko said.
Jason Filer, owner of Winterborne Custom Bicycles, a new custom frame builder in Guelph, Ontario, is putting together a program to purchase tickets on a custom made bicycle. The value of the complete custom track bike will be over $2,500, with tickets available as soon as racing begins on the Velodrome in late March. The draw will be at the first race of the Winter season in September for $10.00 each or three for $20.00. Only 2500 tickets will be sold.
A Former OCA member and track cyclist Greg Stephanson has donated a Cinelli carbon track rear wheel to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Bids will be taken by email only to info@ForestCityVelodrome.ca. The auction will run until the first Nas-track Madison Saturday night race in April, bids starting at $200.00. The amount of the highest bid will be published every week on www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca