Housed in ILT Stadium Southland is New Zealand's very first indoor cycling velodrome. The SIT Zero Fees Velodrome was officially opened on May 26, 2006, by then Prime Minister, Helen Clark. Still, the only indoor velodrome in the South Island, the 250-metre international standard track has been the venue for many national and international competitions and meets.
The facility features permanent seating for 1064 spectators and has an added bonus of four rebound ace courts in the centre of the velodrome. Motorised nets surround these full-sized courts which allow for the track and courts to be utilised at the same time. The velodrome is a world-class facility that offers many different programmes, giving everyone from beginners to experts the opportunity to have a go round the track.
Cycling Southland oversees the use and booking of the velodrome track and their qualified personnel are available on request to assist new groups of riders. They offer weekly track sessions for children and adults which include competitive and social sessions. They also offer CycloFit, which provides people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to get back on a bike.
This trail is considered a Grade 2 - Easy trail based on the Kennett Brothers grading system which is widely used by New Zealand riders. For more information on the grading go here.
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