Calshot Activity Centre, Calshot

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.
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  • August 19, 2017
    A fun course, run very well. The booking was easy online. Viv, the instructor, was a great teacher and had everyone up on the track by the end of the session. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the s...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We pre-booked a beginners cycling course for thirteen friends ranging from ages 14-50+. On arriving at the activity centre, it was clear to see that it was a place of excitement and challenges. There ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Visited yesterday with two grandchildren (8 and 9) for an activity day. The sailing in the morning was staffed by two excellent instructors; the initiative course and the climbing in the afternoon wer...  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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