The LVT has offered to step in at short notice and, with support from Southwark, ensure that the 2016 programme proceeds in the interim. The Dulwich Estate has responded positively to this offer but timescales for the LVT stepping-in remain unconfirmed.
London concerned for velodrome’s future
Commercial development plans are still under wraps, but without viable retention of cycling, they won’t find support from many Dulwich residents or London cyclists.
The London Velodrome Trust is well placed to secure public grant funding to boost cycling at Herne Hill and can also bring in cycling expertise.
If commercial plans include a secure future for track cycling, The Dulwich Estate’s new private partners, can expect a positive response from the Velodrome’s many UK & local stakeholders.
Plans to run the Velodrome as charitable trust, led by cyclists, is still LVT’s prefered long term option.