Reprieve for Herne Hill Velodrome

British Cycling today announced that the famous Herne Hill velodrome will reopen on the 5th of August, having being awarded an interim licence for three years. The future of the track was uncertain after riders were prevented from using it earlier this year when the Dulwich Estate, a large local landowner, refused to renew Southwark Council's lease. It said that it was in talks with an unnamed commercial developer, and that cycling at the site would resume "if possible."

Following a huge public meeting on May 5th, the developer indicated that it would be prepared to grant a licence to allow cycling to resume while it worked up a commercial leisure scheme.

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