The Sydney Thousand will once again be held at Canterbury Velodrome later this year. First run at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of in 1903, the event has changed venues several times over the decades, taking place last year at the Dunc Gray Olympic Velodrome at Bass Hill.
However, because of management differences between the Sydney Thousand promoters, Events Du Monde, and the Bass Hill track administrators, the race organisers have announced that they, along with Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ben Kersten, have inspected the Canterbury Velodrome at Tempe built in 1982, in order to relocate the race. Kersten pointed out some repairs necessary to ensure the 24 year-old track would be safe for international competition.
The organisers will submit an application to Canterbury City Council this week to secure the venue to run the event on Sunday October 29 along with Kersten's recommendations for repairs.