The Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome exists to support the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust in the management of the track, pavilion and grounds. It is a key part of the Velodrome, and the collective spirit and generosity of our community is what makes the place so special.
The Velodrome has a long history of volunteer and community support. Volunteers were used extensively to prepare the site for the 1948 Olympic Games. When the Velodrome faced closure in 2006, the Save the Velodrome campaign was led by volunteers from the local community, and for many of the years that followed it was run entirely by volunteers.
We raise moneys through membership subscriptions, selling merchandise, organising events and donations. Funds raised by the Friends are used to assist the team in operating the track, purchasing equipment to improve the experience of all users, subsidising sessions for disadvantaged groups and to support projects to improve the site.
We help with the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds, fix bikes, help in the café, organise events, and are good all-around citizens.
If you join us then you will become part of a welcoming and inclusive community, and there are financial benefits too:
The cost of membership of the Friends is £35 and you can join using the link here: Join the Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome
We are listed on Benevity (https://benevity.com/) for payroll donations. If you work for one of the large organisations on its site, this platform enables employers to match fund donations from their staff.