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The Track.
Our Legacy.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Not-For-Profit association has been founded on the values of equality & community. Our facility offers riders of all ages and abilities an environment where passion & support can thrive! Creating this inspiring environment, the velodrome allows all members of the community to cycle recreationally, improve health and fitness and develop cycling skills. The velodrome has an abundant youth cycling program. FCV aspires to  promote cycling excellence in a spirit of caring and  inclusivity and strives to become a centre for all members within our community.

The Track Begins

The Forest City Velodrome went from concept to reality in just a little over four months. Late in 2004, Rob Good and Albert Coulier presented the idea of an indoor track to be built in the south end of London. In April 2005, cyclists were enjoying riding on the track. This exciting initiative brought together business, community and government partners to finance, build and run a 138-metre indoor cycling track. The Forest City Velodrome is one of only three indoor velodromes in North America.

Founders & Visionaries

Designed by Albert Coulier, the track is located in the former Ice House hockey arena in the south end of London. Coulier’s company, Apollo Velodrome Systems, has constructed dozens of tracks over the decades, including Olympic and world championship tracks in Montreal, Pan Am tracks in Winnipeg and other temporary tracks in arenas in Canada and the United States.

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A not-for-profit organization, the Forest City Velodrome Association, operates the races, clinics and other activities at the track. Businesses and members of the public can become involved by donating to the not-for-profit corporation; becoming a partner; or volunteering time to help run development programs. From the beginner to the elite level, track cycling offers thrills and excitement for both athletes and spectators alike. Development programs are offered to bring new, young Canadian talent into the sport, while elite athletes can train indoors during the winter to prepare for an international competitive schedule that culminates in the World Championships in February of each year. The FCV offers various races and other programs for riders of all abilities.

The Thrill

Spectators are treated to a venue where each seat provides a close-up view of a wide variety of races that can easily reach speeds in excess of 60 kilometres per hour. Check out the race schedule to find out more about racing at the FCV. The Forest City Velodrome is a not for profit corporation that is run by volunteers. The track was built by volunteers and continues to be maintained by volunteers over the years.

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Our Training

FCV is open year round for riding and training sessions typically run through fall to early spring. Riding fixed gear develops leg speed and strength, and riding with others on the track develops quick reactions, powerful acceleration, and quick recovery time. Training sessions focus on drills to improve rider strength, speed, fitness, as well as tactics and bike handling skills. Whether you want to improve your sprint or your endurance, shorten your recovery time or develop quick reactions to attacks, learn to spin while out of the saddle or get comfortable working in close quarters in mass start races, the track is the place to go.