Talk:Velodrome

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Overly technical?[edit]

IMHO this article is too technical for average readers. Should something be done? Also, the length of paragraphs makes it difficult to read. --M1ss1ontomars2k4 17:31, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't see what makes it overly technical. The article describes the length of the track using metric measurements, bank angles and the purpose of the painted markings (4th paragraph). Thewalrus 22:27, 7 May 2006 (UTC)


practical suggestion: a world map with melodromes locations

see http://www.bikecult.com/bikecultbook/sports_velodromes.html Thoglette (talk) 07:42, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't know how to do this so could someone please add to the Australia velodrome list: Launceston, Tasmania. Many thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.165.74.220 (talk) 05:47, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Done. Thoglette (talk) 07:42, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Could you get some one with strong physics to check this. It has force being balanced by acceleration, and I think the use of 'centrifugal' is incorrect. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.9.147.18 (talk) 10:36, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

What was there Feb 2012 wasn't quite right. This is probably not the place for a pedantically correct explanation of the physics for all circumstances, but I've edited it so that it says nothing that is incorrect. -- Phil Barker 18:08, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

"Others range from 133 m to 500 m, although 250m is the most popular and the length used in major events. The velodrome at Calshot Spit, Hampshire, UK is only 142 m because it was built to fit an aircraft hangar. It has especially steep banking. Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario, Canada, is the world's shortest at 138 m. " seems to contradict itself. I am not sure which is correct, but 138m can't be the shortest if they range from 133 to 500m. This should be corrected Joey Hagedorn (talk) 07:00, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

ETYMOLOGY: FROM THE GREEK BELLOS (beta, epsilon, lamda, lamda, omicron, sigma) > BALLOW (beta, alpha, lamda, lamda, omega). Other words from the same root; Beloid, belomancy, belonite, belonoid, belonephobia, Belodrome/Velodrome.121.223.10.92 (talk) 23:59, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

List of Velodromes[edit]

Not every velodrome is listed here, for example Tempe velodrome in sydney, its an actual banked track 333m round, does that mean it should be on the list also? just wanting to know what classifies and what doesnt. thanks! Urbanique —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.216.192.2 (talk) 05:56, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Someone's added Tempe, but there are a lot missing. Thoglette (talk) 07:42, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

BUILDING STANDART VELODROM[edit]

BUILDDING STANDART VELODROM —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.57.28.178 (talk) 03:49, 8 September 2008 (UTC)


Move the list of velodroms[edit]

No matter if the list is complete or not, I suggest a move to perhaps List of velodromes. In my opinion: At the moment it takes up a huge amount of space and does not count for it. /Tense (talk) 23:10, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

As noone seems to object I will move them to List of velodromes /Tense (talk) 16:46, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Which spelling?[edit]

Someone just changed tyre to tire. I reverted, but I'm cool either way if we use British or American spelling in this article. What do you think? --Eamonnca1 (talk) 17:36, 31 March 2010 (UTC)


Track length[edit]

I took out "although 333m is the official length used in major events (Ref: Fox, 2011)" from the section on track lengths because a) there is no citation for "Fox 2011" and b) the new London Olympic velodrome is 250m and I'm pretty sure that is officially OK and a major event. -- Phil Barker 18:00, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

How can there be no mention of fixies on this page??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.189.106.4 (talk) 20:13, 8 August 2012 (UTC)