John McLellan: Cyclist statue may be too pricey

The reconfigured junction at Meadowbank Terrace has left some locals bemused at its purpose or lack of it.

Thursday, 26th April 2018, 7:00 am
One of the possible designs for the statue commemorating the velodrome

However the junction is to be home to a new sculpture to celebrate the area’s cycling heritage – or at least remind people there used to be a velodrome nearby, where Sir Chris Hoy developed his talent.

There’s a hula-hoop design that will cost £15,000 and another one for £22,000.

Good sculptures can lift an area and become attractions in themselves, but I’m not so sure these will do either for the amount of money involved.

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