Grassroots Trust Velodrome – Home of Cycling

While Olympic medal winning cyclists such as Sarah Ulmer (road and track) and Sarah Walker (BMX) already call Cambridge home, the town is now fast becoming New Zealand’s official home of cycling with the new national cycling centre of excellence situated just north of town.

Bike Skills track at Avantidrome, Cambridge, NZ

Gallagher Skills Park

The $28.5 million Grassroots Trust Velodrome features a world class 250m velodrome track and links up with nearby BMX, road, trail and mountain biking facilities. It also features an area large enough to host other indoor sports and community events and houses the offices of national sporting organisations Bike NZ and Triathlon NZ, a café, public fitness centre and office space.

The facility provides a base for New Zealand’s cycling elite and is also available for community use, allowing those keen to give track cycling a go to follow in the footsteps of the country’s legends.

With 'Have-a-Go' sessions available, all levels are able to experience riding on a Velodrome track. For more info click here.


  • World class 250m indoor velodrome track
  • Links to nearby BMX, road, trail and mountain biking facilities
  • Open to the community for a range of uses including track cycling lessons

At a glance

  • Grade N/A
  • Length: 250m
  • Access: State Highway 1, just outside of Cambridge

Gallagher Skills Park

The Gallagher Skills Park, next door to the Grassroots Trust Velodrome, is the perfect playground for children to learn basic bike skills. With a pump track, wooden mountain bike track and a road skills park, there is something to suit everyone from pre-schoolers to beginner BMXers.

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