Monday, 1 February 2010

Praise for Velodrome idea

Ian Swales is pictured (centre) at the Eston Great Park display
with current European 500m sprint cycling champion for his
age group, Derek Thurrell (left) and his wife Yvonne.

Redcar and Cleveland Council have announced plans for a possible cycling velodrome at the regenerated Eston Great Park.

The idea has been welcomed by Ian Swales, prospective Liberal Democrat MP for the area.

He said "this would be a terrific addition to the facilities of the area. With only two other velodromes in the country at Manchester and Newport in Wales, a local velodrome would attract people from a wide area.

Teesside has a great cycling tradition and has still produced many champions like current stars Chris Newton and David Daniel, despite having no local facilities. I hope the Council will be able to put a funding package together for the building and ongoing running of a velodrome.

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