List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

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List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Xplora » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:39 am

Realised I just don't know where they are. I know about Merrylands and Wyatt Park and DGV. Am I missing anywhere in the west?
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby g-boaf » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:51 am

He's going track! :lol:

Here is a list from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cy ... #Australia

Does anyone know if Merrylands is open on weekends (eg, afternoons)? I want to put in a lot more laps on the velodrome than just Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:17 am

Merrylands is a goat track that they only run juniors on these days because you can't safely get up to speed on it. I think it's public and open.
Wyatt Park is open to the public during the day while the groundskeeper is there. He is usually there 6am to 2:30pm.
Hurstville is inside the cricket ground and I don't think it publicly accessible.
Tempe isn't publicly accessible
DGV is open during the day unless there is specific training on for NSIS or similar. The website has the lock-out times. DGV is $10 for "unlimited" time, but unless you've ridden it before, you're going to have to use it under competent supervision.

That's pretty much it for Sydney.

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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby g-boaf » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:31 am

Xplora: Do it mate, do it! :D Seconded the above on DGV. Not been on it yet, but having seen it, it's way different to the outdoor velodromes. You'll want to get some riding under your belt first before going on there.

BFV: I might get out to Wyatt on Saturday and Sunday in the morning and just ride until my legs scream no more.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:30 am

Chris, I don't know if the caretaker is there on those days, and you may run in to problems if there is a sporting match on the field (though I think you're safe in the summer). Other than that, there's a hole in the fence if you know where to look.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:05 am

Bowral velodrome not on the NSW list. Its been resurfaced and has new light towers as well.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Xplora » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:12 am

Etiquette for taking brakes onto the velodrome outside organised training? Interested in having a pootle. :)
BFV, the freebee nights are on my radar, honestly I don't mind paying, it's the bike loan that is more important lol
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:52 am

We have (I hate to say this) triathletes play around on our track from time to time, using brakes, and probably peeing on their downtubes, or whatever other disgusting things these people do. You won't get on DGV with brakes, but you will at Wyatt Park.

Come out to the track on Friday. If we have a bike available in your size, I'll hook you up. Club members get first pref, though. It's worth having a look at any rate. We have a few Penrith guys come out, so you won't be alone.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Xplora » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:39 pm

BFV IS A TRIATHLON RACIST! :shock:

Honestly, that was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on this forum in 3 years.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby alchemist » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:14 pm

Most of the country velodromes aren't on the wiki list.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:28 pm

wikipedia is editable. Update it. That's the whole purpose of it.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:34 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:wikipedia is editable. Update it. That's the whole purpose of it.

+1 If you post a list of additions here, some kind person may be willing to help
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby dalai47 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:55 pm

alchemist wrote:Most of the country velodromes aren't on the wiki list.


fixedgearfever.com had a great velodrome list. But Scott the site owner is pulling the pin and when I went to check it last night google warned the site was now loaded with malware... :evil:
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:49 pm

dalai47 wrote:
alchemist wrote:Most of the country velodromes aren't on the wiki list.


fixedgearfever.com had a great velodrome list. But Scott the site owner is pulling the pin and when I went to check it last night google warned the site was now loaded with malware... :evil:


yeah FGF is now defunct :(

Australia has about 90 tracks.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:04 pm

Using archive.org. Can't be bothered formatting it. You'll get the idea. Someone else can pretty it up.

Australia Location
Size
Adcock Park Velodrome
West Gosford, NSW
460m
Adelaide Super-Drome
Gepps Cross (Adelaide), SA
250m
Bathurst Sports Ground
Bathurst, NSW
450m
Blackburn C.C. Velodrome
East Burwood (Melbourne), VIC
307m
Blackwater Velodrome
Blackwater, QLD

Blue Gum Park Track
George Town, TAS

Blue Lake Sports Park Velodrome
Mount Gambier, SA
250m
Bob Whitford Velodrome
Newborough, VIC

Brelsford Park Oval (defunct)
Coffs Harbour, NSW

Broadmeadow Velodrome
Newcastle, NSW
201m
Brunswick Velodrome
Brunswick East (Melbourne), VIC
321m
Caboolture Velodrome
Caboolture, QLD
351m
Canterbury Velodrome
Tempe (Sydney), NSW
333m
Casino Velodrome
Casino, NSW

Castlemaine Velodrome
Castlemaine, VIC

Chelsea Velodrome
Edithvale (Melbourne), VIC
502m
Coburg Velodrome
Coburg (Melbourne), VIC
250m
Collie Velodrome
Collie, WA
333m
Dalgety Road Velodrome
Alice Springs, NT
333m
Darwin Velodrome
Darwin, NT
333m
David Blackie Velodrome
Ararat, VIC
250m
Deakin Reserve Oval (defunct ??)
Shepparton, VIC

Devonport Oval
Devonport, TAS

Dunc Gray Velodrome
Bass Hill (Sydney), NSW
250m
Edwardstown Oval
South Plympton (Adelaide), SA
485m
Eridge Park Velodrome
Burradoo, NSW
333m
Exeter Track
Exeter, TAS

Fisher Park Oval
Cootamundra, NSW

Geelong West Oval
North Geelong, VIC

Gold Coast Cycling Centre
Nerang, QLD
356m
Graeme Jose Velodrome
Whyalla, SA
269m
Griffith Park Velodrome
Toowoomba, QLD

H. A. Smith Reserve Velodrome
Hawthorn (Melbourne), VIC
308m
Hamilton Recreation Reserve
Hamilton, VIC

Hansen Reserve (SA) Velodrome
Woodville Gardens (Adelaide), SA
400m
Hansen Reserve (VIC) Velodrome (defunct)
West Footscray (Melbourne), VIC
370m
Horsham Velodrome
Horsham, VIC

Hurstville Oval
Hurstville (Sydney), NSW
400m
Idalia Velodrome
Townsville, QLD
333m
Inverell Velodrome
Inverell, NSW

Joe Ciavola Velodrome (DISC)
Thornbury (Melbourne), VIC
250m
Kenrick Tucker Velodrome
Rockhampton, QLD
333m
Kevin Brogden Velodrome
Bundaberg, QLD
400m
King George Oval (defunct)
Glen Innes, NSW
402m
Lake Monger Velodrome (site of)
Mt Hawthorn (Perth), WA

Latrobe Recreation Ground
Latrobe, TAS

Launceston Silverdome
Launceston, TAS
286m
Lavington Velodrome
Albury, NSW

Leongatha Velodrome
Leongatha, VIC
400m
Lidcombe Oval
Lidcombe (Sydney), NSW

Limestone Park Velodrome
Ipswich, QLD

Longford Oval
Longford, TAS

Marty Busch Reserve Velodrome
Ballarat, VIC
250m
Maryborough Velodrome
Maryborough, VIC
333m
McKittrick Park Velodrome
South Grafton, NSW

Melbourne Park Multi Purpose Venue
Melbourne, VIC
250m
Merrylands Oval
Merrylands (Sydney), NSW

Midvale SpeedDome
Midvale (Perth), WA
250m
Moama Velodrome
Moama, NSW
286m
Mooroopna Oval
Mooroopna, VIC

Moulder Park Oval
Orange, NSW

Mount Isa Velodrome
Mount Isa, QLD

Narrabundah Capital Velodrome
Narrabundah (Canberra), ACT
333m
Newtown Oval
Hobart, TAS

Old Lake Oval
Stawell, VIC

Onslow Oval
Camden, NSW

Packer Park Velodrome
Carnegie (Melbourne), VIC
360m
Port Pirie Velodrome
Port Pirie, SA

Preston Track
Reservoir (Melbourne), VIC

Queanbeyan Velodrome
Queanbeyan, NSW
440m
Renmark Oval
Renmark, SA
510m
Robertson Oval
Wagga Wagga, NSW

Ron King Velodrome
Muswellbrook, NSW
165m
Rosebery Sports Grounds
Rosebery, TAS

Sale Velodrome
Sale, VIC

Seiffert Oval
Goulburn, NSW

Sheffield Oval
Sheffield, TAS

Shepparton Velodrome
Shepparton, VIC
333m
Sleeman Sports Centre Velodrome
Chandler (Brisbane), QLD
333m
Smith Park Cycledrome
Cairns, QLD
400m
St. Helens Velodrome
St. Helens, TAS

Tamworth Velodrome
Tamworth, NSW

Thompson Oval
Newcastle, NSW

Tinana Velodrome
Maryborough, QLD

Tom Flood Sports Centre Velodrome
Bendigo, VIC
412m
Toormina Velodrome
Coffs Harbour, NSW
330m
Unanderra Velodrome
Wollongong, NSW
270m
Vansittart Park Oval (? defunct)
Mount Gambier, SA

Victoria Park No. 1 Oval
Dubbo, NSW

Victoria Park Oval
Mudgee, NSW

Walkerston Velodrome
Walkerston (nr. Mackay), QLD

Wangaratta Velodrome
Wangaratta, VIC

Warragul Velodrome
Warragul, VIC
333m
Warwick Velodrome
Warwick, QLD

West Park Oval
Burnie, TAS

Wiley Park Velodrome (site of)
Wiley Park (Sydney), NSW

Wingham Velodrome
Wingham, NSW
213m
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Xplora » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:53 am

Amazing how many tracks are in regional areas!! Cheers all. I doubt I can come tonight, son was ill last night. Are the loan bikes an ongoing option, BFV?
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:15 am

Xplora wrote:Amazing how many tracks are in regional areas!! Cheers all. I doubt I can come tonight, son was ill last night. Are the loan bikes an ongoing option, BFV?


Tracks were pretty commonly built around cricket/football ovals in country towns. The number that are steeper banked velodromes is smaller.

Break down is:

ACT 1
NSW 31 (5 in Sydney) - took out Wiley Park and added Bowral.
NT 2
QLD 14
SA 8
TAS 11
VIC 27 (9 in Melbourne)
WA 3
TOTAL 97
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:47 am

You better edit out the Ipswich one mate, they bulldozed it 2yrs ago. :cry:

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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Six13 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:19 pm

Bringing an old thread back to life... does anyone know if you can just turn up and use one of these, eg Lidcombe Oval? Lets say I just happen to be passing at 2pm on a Tuesday, and its not being already used?
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:35 pm

For Lidcombe, if the groundskeeper is there and there's nothing on in the mid-field, you can go for it until the groundskeeper leaves. For Tempe, it's locked up. DGV you can pay, I think it's $20 now, and get unlimited time on it.

Come along to Lidcombe on Friday nights in the Spring/Summer and race. Come along to DGV during Friday nights in winter and race.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Xplora » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 pm

I tried to visit Lidcombe one day but it was shut up :(
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:31 pm

Obviously the groundskeeper's day off. I'll extend my Friday night invitation to you too.
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Re: List of velodrome locations in Sydney?

Postby Eleri » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:40 pm

If you have a CA licence and a track bike you are welcome to come to training on Monday and Wednesday evenings with Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club. Cost $10.

Other than that, it's closed unless by prior arrangement (and payment of track hire).
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