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He's going track!
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.
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.
Xplora - FREE racing on this Friday night at Wyatt Park. Come out and play.
Xplora: Do it mate, do it! 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.
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.
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
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.
+1 If you post a list of additions here, some kind person may be willing to help
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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...
yeah FGF is now defunct
Australia has about 90 tracks.
Using archive.org. Can't be bothered formatting it. You'll get the idea. Someone else can pretty it up.
Adcock Park Velodrome
West Gosford, NSW
Gepps Cross (Adelaide), SA
Bathurst Sports Ground
Blackburn C.C. Velodrome
East Burwood (Melbourne), VIC
Blue Gum Park Track
George Town, TAS
Blue Lake Sports Park Velodrome
Mount Gambier, SA
Bob Whitford Velodrome
Brelsford Park Oval (defunct)
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Brunswick East (Melbourne), VIC
Tempe (Sydney), NSW
Edithvale (Melbourne), VIC
Coburg (Melbourne), VIC
Dalgety Road Velodrome
Alice Springs, NT
David Blackie Velodrome
Deakin Reserve Oval (defunct ??)
Dunc Gray Velodrome
Bass Hill (Sydney), NSW
South Plympton (Adelaide), SA
Eridge Park Velodrome
Fisher Park Oval
Geelong West Oval
North Geelong, VIC
Gold Coast Cycling Centre
Graeme Jose Velodrome
Griffith Park Velodrome
H. A. Smith Reserve Velodrome
Hawthorn (Melbourne), VIC
Hamilton Recreation Reserve
Hansen Reserve (SA) Velodrome
Woodville Gardens (Adelaide), SA
Hansen Reserve (VIC) Velodrome (defunct)
West Footscray (Melbourne), VIC
Hurstville (Sydney), NSW
Joe Ciavola Velodrome (DISC)
Thornbury (Melbourne), VIC
Kenrick Tucker Velodrome
Kevin Brogden Velodrome
King George Oval (defunct)
Glen Innes, NSW
Lake Monger Velodrome (site of)
Mt Hawthorn (Perth), WA
Latrobe Recreation Ground
Lidcombe (Sydney), NSW
Limestone Park Velodrome
Marty Busch Reserve Velodrome
McKittrick Park Velodrome
South Grafton, NSW
Melbourne Park Multi Purpose Venue
Merrylands (Sydney), NSW
Midvale (Perth), WA
Moulder Park Oval
Mount Isa Velodrome
Mount Isa, QLD
Narrabundah Capital Velodrome
Narrabundah (Canberra), ACT
Old Lake Oval
Packer Park Velodrome
Carnegie (Melbourne), VIC
Port Pirie Velodrome
Port Pirie, SA
Reservoir (Melbourne), VIC
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Ron King Velodrome
Rosebery Sports Grounds
Sleeman Sports Centre Velodrome
Chandler (Brisbane), QLD
Smith Park Cycledrome
St. Helens Velodrome
St. Helens, TAS
Tom Flood Sports Centre Velodrome
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Vansittart Park Oval (? defunct)
Mount Gambier, SA
Victoria Park No. 1 Oval
Victoria Park Oval
Walkerston (nr. Mackay), QLD
West Park Oval
Wiley Park Velodrome (site of)
Wiley Park (Sydney), NSW
Tracks were pretty commonly built around cricket/football ovals in country towns. The number that are steeper banked velodromes is smaller.
Break down is:
NSW 31 (5 in Sydney) - took out Wiley Park and added Bowral.
VIC 27 (9 in Melbourne)
You better edit out the Ipswich one mate, they bulldozed it 2yrs ago.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
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?
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.
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).
Just wanted a pootle really, even though I have a CA licence, and anyways I don't have a track bike - got a singlie but its the commuter so its got brakes and is not fixed. I can probably remove the mudguards
I'll try to get to Lidcombe on a Tuesday morning, though I guess its a bit of a lottery.
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