Highland Velodrome Trust is a charitable body, registered in Scotland as a SCIO, no. SC045707 :
Chair John MacMillan
HiVelo is a registered Trademark
Welcome to the official website of the Highland Velodrome Trust. We are local cyclists in the process of delivering the vision of a safe ‘development hub’ for cyclists of all persuasions, ages and abilities in the Highlands of Scotland.
SPORTS CENTRE LATEST
Very well done the cycling community! We understand that Councillors’ mailboxes were overflowing with the sheer weight of representations from our supporters, and indeed from other sports too. We also got some very complimentary remarks from elected Members about the passion and quality of arguments in those messages so it’s been very worthwhile. Thanks to everyone who responded.
The continuing financial crisis at Highland Council is however extremely serious and radical pruning of many worthwhile projects will be needed to balance the books. The Regional Sports Centre is on a list of potential new projects which are vying for entry into an already crowded Capital Plan. There was a determined attempt by some Members to get this list removed from the equation. When that motion went to a vote, it was soundly defeated so the sports project remains alive and under consideration, our key objective on the day.
In a very positive move, the Council leadership also wants an urgent assessment to be made of innovative funding/delivery mechanisms specifically for the new Sports Centre. A special group of sports ‘experts’ will be formed for this purpose, and HiVelo will be actively involved. We anticipate reporting back to the Council in the Spring. Please keep in touch with the campaign. More news on progress when we have it.
2016 CHALLENGE RESULTS
This year’s Challenge rides took place in amazing weather conditions yesterday (8th). Although a somewhat reduced entry this year, the whole field enjoyed an incident free day riding in good company, and with some excellent times recorded by the frontrunners.
HIVELO would like to thank the dozens of volunteers who marshalled, catered for and generally looked after the riders. It was a great team effort and your efforts are well appreciated by the Trustees and the cycling community. Plus you raised several thousand pounds for our charity so very well done!
Follow the link below to the results page.
NEW SURVEY FINDINGS
HiVelo’s latest survey was conducted during August and September 2016. Find out more here
HiVelo is pleased to announce that ex-Olympian North rider Eddie Alexander has agreed to become our first Honorary Patron.