Gemz wrote:Do we need Sparc funding to get more Velodromes in NZ?
Everything is on hold for the decision where the next covered veldorome will be located in New Zealand.
But what about alternative approaches?
Like scaled back projects or alternative funding driven by local communities?
For example, look what Boulder did, putting an indoor Velodrome in a Warehouse.
There must be low cost options, that would give us more Velodrome around the country, and give more riders the chance to ride the track as many of the submissions for the new covered velodrome will miss out.
cruiser wrote:The next big one has the criteria of being near International airport according to SPARC
bubbaa wrote:cruiser wrote:The next big one has the criteria of being near International airport according to SPARC
multiuse queenstown 'drome FTW - bikes summer, speed skaters winter
Wellington Definitely fits the Criteria. Lets hope the council are keen to get the Centre here.
bubbaa wrote:its that guy wrote:Do speed skaters like to ride wood?
I was planning on special wood that behaves just like ice in winter!
its that guy wrote:So quantity over quality, it would even up the playing field some what when it comes to national events.
Gemz wrote:its that guy wrote:So quantity over quality, it would even up the playing field some what when it comes to national events.
Sure we need a decent amount of top standard facilites strategically placed around the country and Sparc should be investing in them especially when the sport is givng the returns.
But don't we need new riders coming along all the time? We need to start tapping into the full NZ talent pool and from a earlier age from all over the country. People won't get into track cycling unless there are tracks they can ride on.
Speaking from my local perspective, I'm sure riders like Jesse & Simon VV wouldn't have emerged if they didn't have the 400m outdoor Feilding Cycling track to get started on.
phunk wrote:No. The people that want to ride on the track can get together and fundraise if they want new velodromes built rather than putting your hands out for other people to fund it.