Work is continuing apace in creating the new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games development in the Scottish city.

With the exterior virtually completed, attention has now been turned to fitting out the inside of the impressive building, including laying the track. The track was designed by German Ralph Schuermann.

The spectator seating, viewing areas and facilities are also now being installed at the venue. Permanent seating is provided for 2,500 spectators around the 250-metre loop – 2,000 extra seats will be installed for the 2014 Games.



The track, that faces Celtic’s ground, is the fourth international standard track racing facility in the UK after Manchester, Newport and London. Although still unconfirmed, it will host the UK round of the UCI track world cup this coming winter.

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones visited the velodrome on Tuesday to take a selection of shots as the work progresses.





The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is part of the Commonwealth Arena





Concourse





Catering facilities





Final bend





Fitting the apron





View from the hospitality suite

  • Ove

    Does anyone have information about where to look for tickets for sale for the World Cup in Gasgow in November?

  • James Johnston

    Moving there in June to work can’t wait a big brand new centre for Glasgow

  • Ken Evans

    Britain needs indoor tracks because the weather is so bad,
    (unlike South Africa).

    It is amazing how much money has been spent on these flash new tracks,
    while old tracks used for decades by the grass-roots (like Herne Hill)
    are left to rot.

    It is a matter of quantity, as well as quality.
    Having to drive long distances with track bikes isn’t ideal.

    Bradley Wiggins grew up litterally a tubulars-throw from the old Paddington track.

  • Geoff Waters, Durban South Africa

    Britain is indeed fortunate to have a further state-of-the-art velodrome added to the existing three. But there is a very real risk that top level track cycling will remain the preserve of facilities-rich nations. It is to be hoped therefore that, as part of the Commonwealth Games legacy, the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome will include scholarships for promising Commonwealth track riders from nations starved of such facilities.