Cycling trip to Herne Hill Velodrome

Cranleigh village is a thriving cycling destination for many from all around the UK and, most weekends, we have members of our School community who cycle in many forms, either up in the hills, or in a local cycling club. Being a keen cyclist myself I was keen to arrange an opportunity for our pupils to try something new and become a Director Sportif for the day.

With the spirit of Dave Cornthwaite and saying yes more, over 28 boys and girls signed up for one or both of our trips. Yesterday, Sunday 4th February, was our first trip to Herne Hill Velodrome which was the cycling home of the 1948 Olympic games.  Thankfully the track and facilities have been upgraded and maintained very well since then.

The children had a fantastic day learning how to ride a fixed wheel track bike (without brakes), experiencing how to ride in a group, taking turns at the front and riding up the steep banks of the velodrome. There are a few spaces left on the next trip; if any pupil in Forms 3-6 wishes to come, please email gms@cranprep.org as soon as possible.