Meadowbank

Meadowbank

Built in 1970, Meadowbank velodrome was intended to host the Commonwealth Games and be demolished shortly after. Close to 50 years later, the track is still around, having hosted a second Commonwealth Games in 1986. Built from African Timber, the 250m track shrinks and expands as it contends with the unforgiving elements. As a result, the track is set to be demolished this year. As the second of only two wood-surfaced velodromes in Scotland, Meadowbank has been instrumental in training some of Britain’s cycling champions, including Chris Hoy and Craig Maclean, who trained there towards the beginning of their decorated cycling careers.