Saxton Velodrome

This page provides details of the Saxton Velodrome project, progress updates and links to further information. The project is complete and the velodrome can be used by the public.

The velodrome can be used for learning to ride, recreational community use, community-funded cycling programmes, as well as club and training use - right through to regional and national events.

The facility is open for public use when not in use for club events.

Opening Event 1 July

About the Velodrome

The velodrome is a joint project between Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and the Saxton Velodrome Trust to build an outdoor cycle velodrome at Saxton Field. This is a new regional facility to replace the existing track at Trafalgar Park.

The design includes a 333m-long embanked track with a sealed surface width of 7m and banking ranging from 7 degrees to 21.3 degrees.

There's also an inner warm up track and learn to ride area. The inner area of the track is accessed by an underpass that leads the public under the main track.

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Concept Design

Concept Drawing for Saxton Velodrome

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Progress

The Velodrome track was sealed in two layers over two days. In a first for New Zealand, the surface of the track was completed in one 7m wide pour.  The track surface has one join only at the start finish line - there is no join in the middle of the track. In this video staff member Glenn Thorn and contractors discuss the job.

 

Phase Two of the Saxton Velodrome development is also completed, including:

  • the removal of the embankment preload material, final formation of the embankment and placement of pavement base material
  • the concrete apron and top nib wall has been installed
  • a tack coat has been applied ready for sealing to protect the surface
  • installation of outer drain lines
  • completion of the learn to ride area including soiling and grass seeding
  • the underpass has been installed and entry and exit ramps and safety fencing are also installed
  • the outer fencing is currently being constructed
  • some extra drainage has been required in two sections of the embankment face to remove seepage areas that have resulted from both ground water levels and rain fall onto the top exposed embankment area.

Completion date and hand over took place on 1 December 2017.

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Photos

Velodrome track under construction

Velodrome track under construction

Velodrome track under construction

Velodrome track under construction

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More Information

This project is managed by the Reserves and Facilities team. For more information please contact:

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