Exposed to the British climate, the Gosling velodrome surface has gradually weathered. To avoid further deterioration, which would eventually need another major resurfacing project, we are engaging contractors to apply a treatment to the tarmac surface. We expect this treatment will extend usable life by10 years. The treatment (slurry-coating) has been used before on parts of the tarmac surface, and work on the whole velodrome can be completed in 1-2 weeks. We have identified a contractor and total cost will be £36k inc VAT. Greenwich Leisure (GLL), operator of Gosling Sports Park, are contibuting £15k. Welwyn Wheelers CC have started a Track Resurfacing Fund to raise the remaining £21k. We seek contributions to this fund
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Welwyn velodrome at Gosling Stadium is the venue for cycle racing (Track League) on Friday evenings throughout the summer and open meetings such as the British Cycling Youth Omnium. In addition, it is a vital training facility, in use year-round and accessed by many clubs, schools and other organisations, allowing cyclists of all ages and ability levels from novice to elite to participate in a traffic-free environment. Our club, Welwyn Wheelers CC is a regular (local) user of the velodrome, but the facility is available to any club/school etc. or individual to hire by the hour. Our club have started many successful elite and professional cyclists on their careers, including Laura Trott, multiple Olympic medal-winner. To continue to nurture young talent in future, we need to ensure the survival of out track.
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