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Video shows Derby velodrome progress

13 Aug 14 Derby City Council has released a time lapse video (below) showing progress on Bowmer & Kirkland’s £27.5m velodrome project.

The Derby Arena velodrome is taking shape
The Derby Arena velodrome is taking shape

At high speed, the video shows 265,000 nails being hand-driven into the 250-metre track of the Derby Arena velodrome over a six-week track construction period.

The geometry of the track was designed by a specialist track building company from Germany who also sourced, fabricated and installed the timber, which came from the pine forests of Siberia.

The venue is scheduled to open early next year.

Councillor Alison Martin, Derby’s cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “Derby Arena is one of the most stunning sports venues in the country, clad in beautiful Olympic colours. This new video allows the world to see the cycle track take shape, which is the centrepiece of this state- of- the- art facility. Many cyclists will be eagerly waiting their chance to use the track, and thousands of people in and around Derby will be keen to use the other fantastic sporting facilities it provides.”

The music, in case you are curious, is Orchid, by Black Sabbath.

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