The Greater Victoria Velodrome Association (GVVA) advocates and facilitates track riding and racing on Vancouver Island at the WestShore Velodrome, a 333m track located at the WestShore Parks and Recreation Centre, located just outside of Victoria in Colwood.
There are two public events every week (barring rain), and people are welcome to join us, or watch!
- Monday Night racing features timed, sprints, and team races, and is a good time for beginners to come down and acquaint themselves with the velodrome.
- Thursday nights are the endurance or bunch races, with ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories.
1767 Island Highway
Westshore Velodrome Track Records
Flying 200m Men – Curtis Harnett (CAN) 10.542 *
Flying 200m Women – Lori Ann Muenzer (CAN) 11.622 2004 Nationals
Flying Lap (333m) Men – Jamie Shankland (CAN) 19.420, 2012 Trackfest II
Flying Lap (333m) Women -Lori Ann Muenzer (CAN) 20.010, 2004 AVC
1000m Men – Shane Kelly (AUS) 1:05.386 *
500m Women– Lori Ann Muenzer (CAN) 35.465, 2004 Nationals
4000m Pursuit Stefan Steinweg (GER) 4:31.161 WC
3000m Pursuit Lucy Tyler-Sharman (AUS) 3:45.120 WC
Team Pursuit Australia – 4:10.485 *
(Brett Aiken, Bradley Mc.Gee, Stuart O’Grady, Tim O’Shannessy)
Team Sprint Poland – 1:02.727 WC (Grzegorz Krejner, Konrad Czajkowski, Grzegorz Trebski)
* – 1994 Commonwealth Games Record
WC – World Cup 1998
The West Shore Velodrome is a 333.3 metre concrete oval with 29 degree banking at the ends and 10 degree banking on the straights.
Starting at the bottom of the track above the apron is the blue band or Cote D’Azur. This is a transition area between the flat apron and the banked racing surface of the black.
The next black line is called the Gauge Line or Pole Line. This is where the track is measured from and riders are not to race below this line.
The Sprinter’s Line is the red line above the Pole Line. This Sprinter’s Lane is between the Pole Line and the Sprinter’s Line. The first rider in the lane has an advantage because another rider may not come down into the lane until completely clear of his front wheel. Riders can not pass on the inside.