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.
VELODROME – URGENT ALL CYCLISTS
The Regional Sports Centre proposed at the Bught, Inverness is rapidly approaching a final decision at the next Highland Council meeting on 15 December. This is a ‘make or break’ situation and every Councillor’s vote will matter given the difficult financial position which is forcing some very hard choices. If the new Centre is not approved then the corresponding £7-8m. sportscotland grant will also be re-allocated away to other projects in Scotland. The new facility will include a 250m indoor track and support facilities very much along the lines of the recent Derby velodrome, all intended to serve the northern half of Scotland. This will give a huge boost to our sport, elite riders, youth and the wider cycling community. It will take at least another generation if ever to recover a comparable project. WE NEED THE URGENT SUPPORT OF EVERY CYCLIST NOW TO LOBBY ELECTED MEMBERS AND IMPRESS ON THEM THE NEED FOR AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NEW CENTRE TO THE WIDER HIGHLANDS. For further information please click (link) for a useful help page. Don’t leave this for other people or some other time. Get your representations in or visit your local Councillor/s at their next surgery meeting. DO IT OR LOSE 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.