British Cycling has announced that Velo Club de Londres has agreed to work with the organisation to operate the Herne Hill Velodrome. Herne Hill was recently saved from possible closure when landowner Dulwich Estate agreed to renew Southwark Council's lease on the site for a further three years.
Velo Club de Londres (VCL) has a long-standing association with Herne Hill and was formed with its base at the velodrome many years ago with the aim of becoming a successful 'youth orientated' cycling club. VCL has grown from strength to strength but, in recent months, members have found themselves without a home and have had to spend much of their time trying to get the younger members to other tracks to race and train, which has limited any further club development work.
British Cycling plans to develop facilities at Herne Hill for a thriving community club at the heart of the velodrome. The organisation says that with Velo Club de Londres now stepping forward to work with it to this end, both the short-term, and hopefully long-term future and regeneration of Herne Hill are now secure.