Prop Up The Velodrome Bar At Station South

Prop Up The Velodrome Bar At Station South

Station South ‘Track Of Champions’ Velodrome Bar

We’re still a long way off being able to enjoy a nice cold babycham on the site of Station South but that didn’t stop us running ahead of ourselves to make sure it’s a fantastic space people want to visit.

One of the draws we hope will be our massive feature bar made from the ‘track of champions’ wood we’ve reclaimed from the Velodrome in Manchester also known as the National Cycling Centre. We got wood, we’re winning!

We think it’s a nice way to bring the successes of British (and other nations) cyclists into the Station South venue and allow the public to see and touch the track where history has been made. Stars such as Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Sarah Storey and Sir Bradley Wiggins have all used it. Pretty cool…

Martha The Hearse at Emerge Recycling

We first got wind of the Manchester velodrome track wood by our friends at Touchwood/Emerge. The lovely Michelle promised to keep us some prime racing track wood aside until we figured out where we could store it, how much we needed, how we paid for it and how we were going to get it moved back to Levenshulme. Then it started getting loads of press attention and we were told to come and grab it quick, before it all went into man caves forevermore. Panic Station!

Velodrome Wood

Mark and his trusty hearse Martha came to the rescue in the end and we all popped down to New Smithfield Market where Touchwood and Emerge are based.

We collected a LOT of wood. Enough to make a really nice bar and some other bits n bobs for Station South. We got some of the black racing line as well which was in high demand and apparently selling for “hundreds” to them folk down in London and America, phew…we got to keep some local!

dead wood? (sorry)

Station South Make Debut TV Appearance On BBC North West Tonight

Whilst we were there we also got roped into a comedy piece to camera by BBC North West Tonight. We were asked to stroke the wood lovingly, talk about our plans for it and carry it into the hearse like the chuckle brothers.

Sure enough we were on news a few hours later, what fun! Snippet below:


We also met with the Director of Emerge Recycling, Lucy Danger at New Smithfield Market where Touchwood and Emerge are based. It was great to see how they operated and we’re pleased to have made the connection with a great organisation who we’ll no doubt be calling on again for more build materials.