Newcastle Velodrome off-road track ready to ride

THE construction of a new $250,000 off-road cycling track at the Newcastle Velodrome site is now complete.

More than six years in the making, construction of the cycling track has involved many hours of volunteer work in planning, administration and financing.

The facility is completely enclosed and will provide a safe venue for road cyclists to train, learn and compete without the risks associated with road traffic.

The project was funded by the NSW government and contributions from Orica, Hunter Region Velodrome Trust, Hunter District Cycling Club, Kooragang Cycling Club, The Newcastle Cycling Infrastructure Fund and Accurate Asphalt & Road Repairs.