About the Venue
Herne Hill Velodrome is a wheelchair accessible venue.
There is limited parking available at the facility.
For those travelling by public transport, Herne Hill Velodrome is walking distance from both Herne Hill Station and North Dulwich Station. Bus routes that run near Herne Hill Velodrome are the: 37 and P4.
New to Cycling?
Ancestors of the modern bicycle can be dated back to as late as 1817 though it took a few years of development before they became widely used. The first official bicycle race is popularly believed to have been a 1200 metre race in 1868 at the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris. It was run by English-born James Moore, who rode a wooden bike with iron tyres. A few years later, at the first modern Olympics in 1896, both track cycling and road cycling were competitive events. It would take another hundred years before mountain biking was introduced in 1996, and a further 12 years for BMX biking to occur in the 2008 Olympics.
As the level of riding at our club has progressed, so has our competitiveness!
For the last few seasons UCL Cycling Club has begun to cement itself as a force to be reckoned with on the London criterium scene, due to a number of British Cycling category two riders and an even larger number of category three riders. Our rivalry with KCL has been growing, and with this being the first year of cycling at Varsity, it’s certainly going to be an interesting contest!
Bring it on!
Over the last two years the cycling scene at KCL has been growing and we now compete regularly at regional and national races. The weekly track sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome are a great way to encourage those new to cycling to give it a try and are also a chance to meet people from other universities who are interested in cycling. There has been a growing rivalry between UCL and KCL at the national BUCS events and this is the first time we will be competing as part of Varsity!