What are the benefits of this facility?
The Anna Meares Velodrome attracts community and high performance athletes, elite and club training squads and competition events, which help to further the development of cycling in Queensland. The world class facility also provides an intimate environment where spectators can get up close to the action, which is vital when watching a fast-paced sport focussed on power, endurance and tactics. The multi-purpose venue has seen steady growth in Futsal activity, fitness centre membership and has welcomed various cycling events and special events.
Who is Anna Meares?
Anna Meares is Australia’s most successful track cyclist. The Order of Australia recipient has won six Olympic Games medals (two of them gold), eight Commonwealth Games medals (five of them gold) and is the most decorated female track cyclist of all time. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Anna became the first Australian female gold medallist in track cycling, winning the 500 metres time trial. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Anna won bronze in the women’s keirin, becoming the first Australian athlete to win a medal at four Olympic Games. We are very honoured that our facility bears her name!
Can the public use the facility?
Definitely! Book a 'Come and Try' Session via the Cycling Queensland website, access open training sessions, sign-up for regular coaching and practice sessions, or enquire about accreditation sessions.
If you are looking to hire the indoor or outdoor velodrome for private or competition use, please get in touch with our Events Team.