National Big Society Award for Herne Hill Velodrome

Village Ward Action team welcome the news that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today awarded the team and the local community behind the revival of the Herne Hill Velodrome with a national Big Society Award.

"The Velodrome Trust have led the transformation of the site in a very short space of time, we look forward to continue working with them to ensure the local community together with the cycling participants benefit from the investment made in the area." says local Councillor Michael Mitchell.

Big Society Awards aim to acknowledge individuals and organisations across the UK that demonstrate the Big Society in their work or activities.

In granting the Award the Prime Minister David Cameron said "Although the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games remain fresh in all our minds, it is great that there is still a legacy from the 1948 Games in south London. Thanks to the hard work of local people and a bit of help from inspirational cycling heroes, cyclists of all ages and abilities can now enjoy using Herne Hill Velodrome and maybe one day follow in the footsteps of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Chris Froome.Herne Hill Velodrome is a fantastic London landmark and an excellent example of the Big Society."