Calshot Activities Centre is located on Calshot Spit near Southampton. Indoor facilities include a velodrome, dry ski slope and climbing wall.VelodromeCalshot Velodrome is the oldest indoor cycling venue in the UK. It is located inside an old aircraft hangar, is unheated and has a reputation for being rather cold. The current wooden velodrome was built in 1996 to replace an older slightly smaller wooden track.The former wooden track was a shortened version of the London six-day racing track used at Earls Court in 1967 (not to be confused with a similar track used at Wembley from 1968 to 1980).The current track is 142.85 metres long with bankings of 45˚ and straights at approximately 20˚.Calshot Winter Track League, run under British Cycling rules, is held weekly from October to February.For Calshot Activity Centre and beyond, use our Calshot holiday planner to get the most from your Calshot vacation.
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We had heard about Calshot from a family member so visited during half term. We spent a lovely hour in the café watching the ships, ferries, sail boats and windsurfers. The café offers a range of good... more »
Well what a find! It houses several climbing walls; a ski slope and a velodrome! All in a historical setting with the castle and the old airfield hangers where it's set . Lawrence of Arabia was statio... more »
My wife and I had a beginner's session in the velodrome and had a great time. We are in our 50's and neither of us are serious cyclists, in fact we hadn't ridden a bike for 10+ years! It was a Christm... more »
A velodrome with Dolan Track bikes, pitching for watersports/kites, two small indoor ski slopes, and an incredible selection of extra height climbing walls. The climbing zone is very impressive.
I use the center to kitesurf manly in winter when to tide is going out pools of flat water and there is clean changing rooms with hot showers and a cafe in the center that is open all day
did the 4 Hour stage 1 and 2 of the track cycling, the instructor was very nice, informative and helpful . the track its self is great and so are the Dolan track bikes.
So much activity packed into one space! The velodrome is great fun, especially in a group. The dry slope is a bit short but indoors so can be used in all weather. But the highlight for me is the climbing wall, which is extensive and has a good spread or grades. There are climbs there for everybody and they're generally set well.
I am Calshot Caravan Club member. Very expensive for what you get. Nearly £50 per year for membership and the site starts at £15 per night low season, but hookup (only 7 available and not bookable) is another £5. Facilities are very poor - shared gents & ladies toilets that need updating, showers are somewhere else (never used them). Pitches are not bookable. No hardstandings. However the views are outstanding which is why people join.
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