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Cardiff Bay's Sports Village (Velodrome, BMX & Zip Wire)

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Cardiff Bay's Sports Village (Velodrome, BMX & Zip Wire)

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 1:38 am

Article popped up last night on a couple of websites about plans for a new Velodrome and more adding to the sports village in the bay. Apparently, the council will be approving the master plan soon.

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https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/new-velodrome-zip-wire-tower-20062289

Main Highlights:
- A 333 metre velodrome with clubhouse and stand.
- A one kilometre closed-loop circuit, for cycling, running and scooters/roller blades.
- A zip wire tower.
- A large format bicycle shop.
- Space to attract new adventure sport/leisure attractions.
- Additional car parking space
- New food, drink and retail space.
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Re: Cardiff Bay's Sports Village (Velodrome)

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 9:13 am

Great news! Ski dome please!!!
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Re: Cardiff Bay's Sports Village (Velodrome)

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 9:58 am

Unless I'm mistaken, the velodrome isn't a Newport style indoor venue but an outdoor replacement for the Maindy stadium circuit. The mention of a 'clubhouse and stand' for the track would seem to confirm that.

IIRC there's a new-build replacement for Cathays High School planned for the Maindy site.

There's already a zip wire at the white water centre so I'm not sure if the article is referring to that or something different.
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Re: Cardiff Bay's Sports Village (Velodrome)

PostThu Mar 11, 2021 5:24 pm

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https://cardiffnewsroom.co.uk/releases/c25/26076.html

Yes, it looks like an outdoor velodrome in the new picture,

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Looks like the Zip wire is separate to and bigger than the one existing on the white water site.
Also, looks like it incorporates a BMX track and the road from morrisons down to Pool/CIWW will be pedestrianised.
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Re: Cardiff Bay's Sports Village (Velodrome, BMX & Zip Wire)

PostFri Mar 12, 2021 9:00 am

I like this. Probably needs quite a few trees to stop it being a bit bleak and wind swept like the Olympic park in Stratford - Stratford is a bit bleak in general really.

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