You wouldn’t think that my small, unassuming hometown of Carmarthen, in the middle of the green fields of south-west Wales, was home to what’s believed to be one of the oldest outdoor velodromes in the world – It was opened in 1900, and has been in constant use since.
The velodrome can be found in the town’s park, and surrounds a field where the town’s rugby team play their home matches. The velodrome has been in the local and also wider Welsh news recently, as work is being carried out to renovate the track after 117 years. The concrete panels which make up the surface are being removed, and replaced. It will be turned into a training and competition venue, and work is expected to finish in September.