Whanganui has a world class velodrome. Built in 1995 to full international standards, it features a stunning, tropical hardwood surface, regarded as the fastest in the country. This surface is now becoming weathered and needs to be protected if it is to survive. In addition, being exposed to the elements, it is difficult to host major events at the track due to the potential of weather disruption.
Roof the Velodrome. A revolutionary design has been proposed by Copeland Associates, which will provide a cost-effective solution to this long standing problem. A breathtaking dome structure, using membrane technology similar to London’s O2 Dome, would provide New Zealand’s largest single span roofed space and deliver protection for our wonderful velodrome at a fraction of the cost of a traditional roof.
Stepping Up for our Region
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have pride in your Regional Velodrome in Whanganui.
“Protect the Asset”
Velo5000 Club Sponsor – Tony Hodge.
“I believe in it, I think it’s fantastic, I think it’ll be wonderful for Whanganui, it’s going to be great for the region. The really positive thing is so many people have come together from around the region to support it, including the Mayor of Palmerston North and Cycling NZ”.
The striking vision for this regional facility is it’s ability to deliver benefits to large numbers of the Whanganui and regional community. A multi-use centre.The roofing project has crystalised into a facility with 3 interlinked surfaces, each providing...read more
What's all the hoohah about a roof? Well, there's plenty if we're talking about the Whanganui velodrome - and it's been going on for years. But the kerfuffle has turned into cheerleading in many quarters as plans to roof the facility finally reach the detailed design...read more
Cycling New Zealand is totally committed to the benefits that roofing the Regional Velodrome in Whanganui will bring to New Zealand Cycling at every level and support the Regional Velodrome Roofing Group unconditionally.
The fully developed velodrome will be a centre piece in Cycling New Zealand’s Cycling Performance Hubs.Andrew Matheson
Wanganui is one of the track designs I am really proud of.
I went away from the old-fashioned long straights and tight curves and produced a design with long sweeping curves. It was a break with the past.Ron Webb