This isn't one of our projects. It's been driven entirely by the cyclists, who wanted a high-performance centre similar to the one Rowing NZ has had for several years at Lake Karapiro nearby. However, a lot of the plants that feature in the video came from us.
The Avantidrome is open to the public and for a modest charge ($15 an hour as at April 2014) you can hire a bike and ride the track. The out-door mountain bike graded facilities are available free. Many Cambridge people were opposed to the velodrome, thinking it would be a rough-and-ready thing and a drain on the ratepayers, but evidence is mounting that it will be successful. Already, the number of cyclists to be seen on Cambridge streets has noticeably increased.