Visited velodromes; Herne Hill 1948 Olympic, Newport, Manchester, Roubaix, London 2012 Olympic, Roubaix Stablinski, Ghent Eddy Merckx, Vélodrome de Toulon Provence Méditerranée Hyères, Velodrome Amsterdam, and Barcelona 1982 Olympic Horta. All of the people working and volunteering at these velodromes are supportive to this proposal.
Why & what for - Velodrome Passport?
If away on travels why not maintain fitness and track speed on the go? Getting onto tracks...how to do it varies from place to place. Racing against new faces and guests is interesting and adds variety to the track league for instance. Forging relations while participating helps to make networks for track users and velodromes without frontiers. 'Save the Velodrome' campaigns could be strengthened across boarders. New riders create a 'buzz' and make racing more interesting and most probably faster.
Safety first; to avoid unqualified riders reaching the track at the wrong time a 'passport' accreditation certificate in an ideal to work towards. This would be where participating velodromes will recognise and accept a qualified track cyclist as good to go.
Those with an interest in attracting visitors to velodrome venues may find this useful and offer support. Travelling youth and junior riders are inspired and further enthused about the sport, bringing with them a brighter future in track cycle training and racing.
|2008 Masters National Track Championships - Newport South Wales|
|With Mario at Horta Barcelona Catalunya|
|Training session Vélodrome de Toulon Provence Méditerranée Hyere South France|
|With lead coach at Horta Velodrome - Jaume Mas|
|Judith Philip by Stablinski Velodrome Roubaix France March 2013|
|On the boards inside at the Stab Velodrome|
|Eddy Merckx Velodrome - Ghent Belgium March 2013|
|The outdoor & venerable old Roubaix Velodrome in France|
|With coach Xavier in Hyere near Toulon France|
|Maddison racing on London 1948 Olympic track - Herne Hill Velodrome|
|2012 World Masters Track Championships Manchester Velodrome|
|Volunteering at the London Olympic Velodrome February 2012|