The Trust

The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust (HHVT) was set up in January 2011 and was awarded Charitable status in February 2011 (Charity Number 1140128). The HHVT is responsible for driving the Save the Velodrome Campaign forward and ensuring the sustainable redevelopment of the Herne Hill Velodrome site. In this capacity the HHVT is working closely with the Dulwich Estate (the landowner) and British Cycling (the leaseholder of the track itself).

The trustees of the HHVT are:

John Scripps

John started cycling at Herne Hill in 1996, as a 15 year old, bored during the summer holidays looking for something to do. It “changed my life forever”. He joined VC Londres was a regular at the track, which by 2003, wishing to give something back to the sport and becoming a coach, culminated in a career with the sport’s governing body, British Cycling. He is now a talent development coach for the GB Cycling team and long standing enthusiast for all things bike racing and development of the sport. Still a member of the VCL, he is determined to help Herne Hill become the velodrome it deserves to be, and continue to be mega passionate about cycling!

Peter King

Peter King is Executive Director of British Cycling having previously been Chief Executive from 1997 to 2008. He is a quali?ed accountant with his own practice near Dorking in Surrey and he lives near Horsham in West Sussex. Peter was recently made an honorary life member of the Redhill Cycling Club which he ?rst joined in 1959 and which is the only cycling club he has ever been a member of. Although primarily racing on the road, Peter rode at Herne Hill several times in Club, Regional and Open competitions. He is still an active cyclist, completing the Etape du Tour in 2009 and 2010 as well as riding several sportives and completing Lands End to John O’Groats for charity in 2009. Peter became closely involved with resurrecting the fortunes of Herne Hill when he negotiated the re-opening after closure by The Dulwich Estates in 2005. He has since represented the interests of the national governing body in the efforts made to restore the venue to its former glory and is ?rmly committed to the success of the prsent campaign and to ensuring that the Trust achieves its ambitions.

Hillary Peachey

Local resident of Herne Hill and mother to two children, Hillary set up the Save Herne Hill Velodrome campaign in July 2010. She left school to join a family business which included two hotels and four nightclubs, and worked across all aspects of these busy businesses but it was her work in marketing, events and sales which most interested her. Wanting to gain experience in the corporate world, she joined Morgan Stanley and over five years developed their relocation and events department. She then moved to France before returning to England to start a family, continuing to work in the leisure industry and for charities. Hillary knew that with her network of people and resources she could lead a campaign bringing together the local and cycling community, politicians and the corporate world to secure a long term future for the historical Herne Hill site, bringing it back to life for the next generation of British riders.

Noah Samuels

Noah is a long-time avid cyclist on road and mountain bikes. He started spending time at the velodrome when he moved to Herne Hill in 2008. He has two young daughters who he is hoping will take to the track when they are old enough. Outside of family and cycling, Noah works at Google.

Lesley Pinder

Lesley Pinder is currently Supporter Engagement Manager at the charity Missing People. She has broad range of experience across all forms of fundraising which she is looking forward to putting a good use as a Trustee. She is also a proud Brixtonite and a member of Dulwich Paragon Cycling Club.

Graham Pierce

Graham has trained and raced at Herne Hill for over 10 years and is a member of Brixton Cycles Club. A chartered accountant, he has worked in property in finance roles for nine years and works as an ICT consultant for a major software supplier.

Alec Shaw

Alec is a keen everyday cyclist who lives in Herne Hill with his wife Alice. He has considerable experience leading diverse project teams in the cultural sector. He is currently Head of Client Management at the British Museum (BM) on the high-profile World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC); a major new 18,000 sqm building designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Alec has managed many major exhibitions and international tours in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the US including the award winning Mummy: the inside story, seen by 1.1 million visitors worldwide.

Mark Downes

Mark Downes works for the Olympic Park Legacy Company within the Operations and Venues Team, where he is part of a multi-disciplinary team which has a remit for securing one of the most important Olympic legacy promises made in the original London 2012 bid; the long-term planning, development, management and maintenance of the Olympic Park and its facilities after the London 2012 Games. Mark is a post graduate Executive MBA and Sport Scientist with a particular passion for major sporting and regeneration projects. He has worked in both the public and private leisure sectors and has previously spent six years working for Sport England where he worked on a number of major high profile sporting and regeneration projects across the country.

Katie Ford

Katie has been involved with the Save the Velodrome campaign for over a year. Passionate about the benefits of cycling, she is a Track and Road Cycling Commissaire, a Race Across America official finisher and brings a working knowledge of fundraising, commercial sponsorship and recruitment in the sport sector. Katie also brings with her a strong knowledge of community sport, graduating from Durham University with her BA in Sport as well as overseeing the day to day running of the university’s College Sport Programme - the largest intra-mural sport system in the UK, in her final year at Durham.

Chairman Hornsby

Charmian is a retired Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, who has worked and taught medicine in many London hospitals, most recently St George’s Hospital, Tooting. She is married with two children, has lived in Dulwich for 40 years and is a lifelong cyclist and keen tennis player, skier and snowboarder.

Alastair Hanton

Alastair has lived in Dulwich for most of his life. He is an everyday cyclist, and sees the development of sport cycling and of everyday cycling as complementing each other. Alastair was one of the founders of the Save the Velodrome campaign in 2010.