Glasgow - Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

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The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome was built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at a cost of £113M. The 250m indoor wooden track is made from Siberian pine and was designed by Ralph Schuermann, who designed the 2008 Olympic Games velodrome in Beijing. With a banking angle of 45 degrees, it is the steepest track in the UK. Glasgow has a seating capacity of 2,000 which can be expanded with temporary seating. The velodrome is named after Olympic and Commonwealth gold winning Scottish cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.

The velodrome opened in October 2012 and Chris Hoy was the first rider to circle the track.

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome has hosted UCI Track World Cup events, the 2013 UCI Juniors Track World Championships, the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the European Track Cycling Championships.

The velodrome is part of the Indoor Arena which has a capacity of 6,500 and during the Commonwealth Games it had twelve badminton courts in three indoor sports halls.

The complex is the headquarters of Sportscotland and Scottish Cycling.

This video shows how the velodrome was built.


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