When so many years ago Good Friday Track Meeting promoter Graham Bristow organised a cyclo cross race at Herne Hill Velodrome in London approximately 25 people turned up for what was quite good fun.

Since then cyclo cross has become British Cycling’s largest growing cycle race discipline and this is mirrored across the world including the USA.

Now the second oldest Velodrome in the World and the home of the 1948 Olympic Games track cycling will see over 400 riders racing in a day of action and good numbers of people watching, supporting and heckling.

I have shot lots of video and pictures at Herne Hill both cross and track, and I wondered if other velodromes hosted cross races, after all it would be an interesting exercise to learn more about velodromes and cross outside of my normal bubble.

During my hunt, which is by no means exhaustive (you have to stop at some point), I note that a cross race has been held at the Aarhus Velodrome but I can’t find relevant video. I also found a number of now abandoned velodromes which would be perfect for a cyclo cross race.

My favourite for a cross race would be at the abandoned out-door track in Warsaw. One abandoned track is at Dorais Park also known as the ‘Thunderdrome’ and that does host cross races.

I love the snowy action from Chemnitz and the huge roof that covers the RSV Öschelbronn velodrome both in Germany.

I do wish I had found footage from the Wolverhampton Velodrome in Britain because I can remember watching races on Saturday afternoons on TV in the 1980’s.

Herne Hill recently and very much active!
Rd 2 of the Kinesis London/SE Cyclo Cross League – https://cyclesport.london/kinesis-uk-london-and-se-cyclo-c…/
Rd 5 of the Kinesis London/SE Cyclo Cross League – https://cyclesport.london/kinesis-uk-london-and-se-cyclo-c…/

Top picture taken from here – http://archiwwa.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/rks-orze-oddalony-o-pare-metrow-od.html

Herne Hill cyclo cross action 2017.

Cyclo Cross at Velodromes

Herne Hill, London
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-yV5_bg3Uk&t=4s

Chemnitz
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2Fcggg2GA

RSV Öschelbronn (wow)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uUe4lyj-6Q
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h282xuwX8I

Saarbrucken
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2B1JC4Zquc

Am Reicheldorfer Keller” des VFR Herpersdorf
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5NAuyNWmrE
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eolwoeXArg

Nurnberg, Germany
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YugSGxirhQ
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx3AlzwKZiQ

Louny Velodrome, Czech Republic.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pz_EoJlDDA

Mannheim
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO5ZrMs825c
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_h1ensCpFk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khu1HApfzkA

Bundahome
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDkxQSYpqVg&t=19s

Major Taylor
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEYK15fAse0&t=144s

Alkek
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WGTVBei_08
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykXSapIpt3Q
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOch0B9xtVg
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LkNOyPHTps

Houston
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4thFH2G-o0

Roubaix
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6U1T_QdCo

San Diego
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_rUEDChU_s
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6GRMb1AbO0

Harrison Street
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc03z7rh2Zk&t=12s

Dorais Park
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0-W4PsNrY

Canberra (Narrabundah)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcXfxcrfQJ0
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEJlADrEeGA
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqc_mI-_9xU

Coburg
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3pieDmY-KA

Brunswick
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFmf2v2K7Hk
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL3zNw_Itik

Newcastle
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsAE0aDA11Y

Nev
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-18NubTyszs

Marymoor
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xu_7Q1NnF4
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UI2_dvtWdE
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Cy5tr1Cm4
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px3m3LdtuAw

Topaz Park Victoria
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx1NyFDsmVo
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvzspoQZyJU

North Downs!
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXgMgfRpWE

Nerang
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvDQZnglfv0

Harrison Street
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJvQzPoEXI

Costebelle
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Cy5tr1Cm4
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxoGx6qFmVA

Dick Lane, Georgia
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZInzw2fq44

Detroit (abandoned)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0-W4PsNrY
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCUTIU7itX0

Nundah (Crit circuit)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LIHKZTT25Y

Old abandoned velodromes – that should feature a cross race.

Moree Velodrome by Peter Moriaty

Jax Velodrome (USA)
Video: http://utahdoglives.blogspot.co.uk/2012/…/jax-velodrome.html
Video:  https://hiveminer.com/Tags/abandoned%2Cvelodrome

L’Isle Jourdain
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ckMey0CCk

Charleroi
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fmpGHiFgLw
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tO-zxCU1eM

Stara siedziba KS Orzel, Warsaw
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dddhJLnblY0

Roger Salengro’s Velodrome (Creil, France)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg-k9cQ8JsY

Novelda
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2zUb5II5nQ

Meadowbank
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIa0e9Gx9CA

Oslo
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wjHC-tK5jc

de Molina de Segura
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC3H0-eHfzk

Ses Salines, Mallorca
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-NIPl4gdQQ
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOwrh5lBUOQ

Il Velodromo Degli Ulivi
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBgNNRwRZqM

also in Spain

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF36YO460n4

Au Stade Velodrome De Nuit
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__jw66sTLxk

Jacksonville (Jax)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrZBFjfH_hM

Millernaris Budapest
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ZbCRGkVwc

Lots of photos here of abandoned velodromes
Links: https://hiveminer.com/Tags/forgotten,velodrome