The Forest City Velodrome is an indoor cycling facility located in London, Ontario, Canada. It was built in early 2005 by local cycling enthusiasts at the former London Ice House. London is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada on the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of about 447,286; the city proper has a population of about 351,267 (2004). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) - Land 917,741 km² - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
The facility is unique as it is the only indoor velodrome in all of Ontario and the third velodrome built in Canada. Only three indoor cycling facilities exist in all of North America. A velodrome is a sporting arena purpose-built for track cycling, ie: racing on bicycles. ...
Forest City Velodrome (http://www.forestcityvelodrome.ca)
The corner bankings are designed so that, at typical racing speeds, the inertia of the bicycles, the propulsive acceleration provided by the riders, and the gravitation force pulling them towards the bottom of the track are balanced.
Velodrome tracks are surfaced in wood or smooth concrete; shorter and Olympic are wood, longer are concrete.
A velodrome will usually be among the facilities constructed for major events such as the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.
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