The future of Derby’s proposed Velodrome is to be decided this weekend, with indications suggesting that the incoming Labour-run council will abandon the project.

The £28m facility – scheduled to open in 2014 – was approved by the outgoing Conservative and Liberal Democrat administration last March. However, these parties lost control of the council at the recent local elections.

Situated next to Pride Park, the home of Derby County Football Club, the planned 5,000-seat Velodrome will also include a gym, badminton and basketball courts if it is built, and can also host concerts.

Derby Cycling have set up a campaign to ensure that the project goes ahead, and are urging cyclists to email councillors and to contact the local press.

Details of their campaign can be found here.