Velodrome at York Sports Village set for go-ahead

York Press: A velodrome at Bournemouth similar to the one planned for York A velodrome at Bournemouth similar to the one planned for York

AN ambitious scheme to see a new velodrome open in York is set to be approved next week.

Plans for a 250m Olympic-length velodrome at York Sports Village will go before a planning committee on Thursday, and officials have recommended the scheme goes ahead.

It would be built on land originally earmarked for a new athletics track, before that scheme was abandoned in favour of an upgrade for the existing cinder athletics track at the University’s Heslington West campus.

A university spokesman said if planning permission was granted building work would start immediately, and the velodrome should be open by the end of the year.

He added: “The university is delighted that the velodrome project has the support of British Cycling and looks forward to it receiving planning approval from City of York Council.

“We are committed to building on the success of our floodlit road cycling circuit at York Sport Village and we are convinced the new facility will add to York Sport and the city’s cycling reputation in the year we welcome the Tour De France to the city.”

The 250m-long, seven-metre-wide, oval cycling track will banked up at an 18 percent gradient to rise by four metres at each end. It is close to a closed road cycling circuit already on the site, and there are plans to add mountain-bike trials to the facilities.

Sport England has said it supports the £1million scheme, but recommended that planners insist on a community use agreement so cycling clubs and the public can use the velodrome.

The body has also quoted its York sports strategy document, published in December, which said: “The recent announcement that the city will host the second day of the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 has increased the interest and enthusiasm in having modern, accessible cycling facilities to provide a sporting legacy.”

It will make use of parking already planned for the athletics track scheme, but although the university wants a cycling building with changing rooms and meeting spaces on the site it has had to wait until funding is available to make solid plans, council documents say.

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9:23am Fri 14 Feb 14

pedalling paul says...

Paradise............
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Paradise............ ....! pedalling paul
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10:11am Fri 14 Feb 14

roskoboskovic says...

of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools
of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools roskoboskovic
  • Score: -28

12:16pm Fri 14 Feb 14

PKH says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Paradise............

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When I cycle I would rather not be cycling round and round in circles thank you.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Paradise............ ....![/p][/quote]When I cycle I would rather not be cycling round and round in circles thank you. PKH
  • Score: 8

1:10pm Fri 14 Feb 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Well part of me thinks it a great idea, I'm not the only one in York who was cheering on the Team GB cyclists at the Olympics...... If one of them had been a Yorkie we might have taken the roof off :-) and because of their achievements kids are definitely getting more interested in it and who knows!

But then another part of me thinks its just another cyclist provision and cant the council do something for the car drivers for a change like fill the ouse with concrete so we dont have to use the ringroad ;-)
Well part of me thinks it a great idea, I'm not the only one in York who was cheering on the Team GB cyclists at the Olympics...... If one of them had been a Yorkie we might have taken the roof off :-) and because of their achievements kids are definitely getting more interested in it and who knows! But then another part of me thinks its just another cyclist provision and cant the council do something for the car drivers for a change like fill the ouse with concrete so we dont have to use the ringroad ;-) TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 5

2:10pm Fri 14 Feb 14

crazy_idea says...

Just hope they put a good cycle path to this instead of making us dodge the barriers and buses that circle the new campus!
Just hope they put a good cycle path to this instead of making us dodge the barriers and buses that circle the new campus! crazy_idea
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Willy Eckerslike says...

roskoboskovic says...

of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools

It's not the council it's the University you incompetent fool
roskoboskovic says... of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools It's not the council it's the University you incompetent fool Willy Eckerslike
  • Score: 35

3:52pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Alf Garnett says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools
Where does it say that CoYC are involved, except in granting planning permission ? What connection has this to lollypop people in Bishopthorpe ? Perhaps you're just desperate to have a go at the council.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools[/p][/quote]Where does it say that CoYC are involved, except in granting planning permission ? What connection has this to lollypop people in Bishopthorpe ? Perhaps you're just desperate to have a go at the council. Alf Garnett
  • Score: 37

4:10pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Can't all be wrong says...

Willy Eckerslike wrote:
roskoboskovic says...

of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools

It's not the council it's the University you incompetent fool
Could let me know which paper ran the story on YCC.
Ta
[quote][p][bold]Willy Eckerslike[/bold] wrote: roskoboskovic says... of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools It's not the council it's the University you incompetent fool[/p][/quote]Could let me know which paper ran the story on YCC. Ta Can't all be wrong
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4:32pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Poppy01 says...

Shouldn’t they be building student apartments on this site in order to free up affordable housing in York. Seems illogical to me that students are not housed on campus when we are told that there is a shortage of housing in York, and we have to build on greenfield land.
Shouldn’t they be building student apartments on this site in order to free up affordable housing in York. Seems illogical to me that students are not housed on campus when we are told that there is a shortage of housing in York, and we have to build on greenfield land. Poppy01
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

Alf Garnett wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools
Where does it say that CoYC are involved, except in granting planning permission ? What connection has this to lollypop people in Bishopthorpe ? Perhaps you're just desperate to have a go at the council.
Does the university have its own planning department now ?
[quote][p][bold]Alf Garnett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools[/p][/quote]Where does it say that CoYC are involved, except in granting planning permission ? What connection has this to lollypop people in Bishopthorpe ? Perhaps you're just desperate to have a go at the council.[/p][/quote]Does the university have its own planning department now ? Ichabod76
  • Score: -33

4:37pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Alf Garnett wrote:
roskoboskovic wrote:
of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools
Where does it say that CoYC are involved, except in granting planning permission ? What connection has this to lollypop people in Bishopthorpe ? Perhaps you're just desperate to have a go at the council.
Does the university have its own planning department now ?
Sorry Alf I jumped the gun on that one
My apologies
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alf Garnett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: of course it ll get the go ahead,it s cycling related whereas if you want a lollypop lady in bishopthorpe,no chance.great to see YCC getting soundly ridiculed in the national press yesterday.hopefully the spotlight will remain on this bunch of incompetent fools[/p][/quote]Where does it say that CoYC are involved, except in granting planning permission ? What connection has this to lollypop people in Bishopthorpe ? Perhaps you're just desperate to have a go at the council.[/p][/quote]Does the university have its own planning department now ?[/p][/quote]Sorry Alf I jumped the gun on that one My apologies Ichabod76
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5:01pm Fri 14 Feb 14

imassey says...

TheTruthHurts wrote:
Well part of me thinks it a great idea, I'm not the only one in York who was cheering on the Team GB cyclists at the Olympics...... If one of them had been a Yorkie we might have taken the roof off :-) and because of their achievements kids are definitely getting more interested in it and who knows!

But then another part of me thinks its just another cyclist provision and cant the council do something for the car drivers for a change like fill the ouse with concrete so we dont have to use the ringroad ;-)
It's hardly provision for everyday cyclists. It's recreational and, apart from being used by cyclists, couldn't be much further from cycle-routes, cycle-racks and roads closed to motor vehicles.
[quote][p][bold]TheTruthHurts[/bold] wrote: Well part of me thinks it a great idea, I'm not the only one in York who was cheering on the Team GB cyclists at the Olympics...... If one of them had been a Yorkie we might have taken the roof off :-) and because of their achievements kids are definitely getting more interested in it and who knows! But then another part of me thinks its just another cyclist provision and cant the council do something for the car drivers for a change like fill the ouse with concrete so we dont have to use the ringroad ;-)[/p][/quote]It's hardly provision for everyday cyclists. It's recreational and, apart from being used by cyclists, couldn't be much further from cycle-routes, cycle-racks and roads closed to motor vehicles. imassey
  • Score: -1

6:55am Sat 15 Feb 14

sniper 9964 says...

crazy_idea wrote:
Just hope they put a good cycle path to this instead of making us dodge the barriers and buses that circle the new campus!
Cyclists are not supposed to be on the bus lanes around hes east and sports village. Read the road signs !!!
[quote][p][bold]crazy_idea[/bold] wrote: Just hope they put a good cycle path to this instead of making us dodge the barriers and buses that circle the new campus![/p][/quote]Cyclists are not supposed to be on the bus lanes around hes east and sports village. Read the road signs !!! sniper 9964
  • Score: -1

7:14am Sat 15 Feb 14

Oyy you says...

Anything to keep these idiots off the roads or should I say paths....
Anything to keep these idiots off the roads or should I say paths.... Oyy you
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Sat 15 Feb 14

MouseHouse says...

I am reliably informed that The Daily Xenophobe had a piece on their website about the Bishopthorpe crossing patrol.

The velodrome is an excellent idea.
I am reliably informed that The Daily Xenophobe had a piece on their website about the Bishopthorpe crossing patrol. The velodrome is an excellent idea. MouseHouse
  • Score: -1

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