A new agreement with the state government has made the Silverdome readily accessible to Tasmanian cyclists once more.
Typically accessible to individual cyclists for $10 an hour, the state's only indoor velodrome was subject to new costings upon the arrival of coronavirus last year.
Outside of the 9am-4pm period - when many cyclists are either at school or at work - the cost of hiring the venue was set at $108 per hour, pricing out smaller groups.
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State junior track coach Janelle Smith said the hire cost had disadvantaged cyclists for nearly a year until a recent change restored $10 access until 7.30pm.
"We had absolutely no access last year for riders to be able to come in and use the facility on a casual basis, which was quite restricting for their development and their skills on the track going into the Christmas Carnivals and the track season," Smith said.
"When COVID occurred [the new hiring price] was reasonable but then once the restrictions lifted ... this sport seemed to be being dismissed in terms of what we were being able to access."
Smith said the problem had been compounded by the sport's increased difficulty in accessing outdoor tracks.
Many of the state's outdoor cycling facilities double as cricket and football grounds, which are coming under increasing strain as women's football enjoys a boom statewide.
Smith said cyclists were optimistic that the Silverdome's new hire agreement would remain in place moving forward as the state looks to develop more international and Olympic riders in the mould of Amy Cure or Georgia Baker.
"We have come to an agreement with the Department of Premier and Cabinet management and Silverdome management staff to open up that access, which is going to be reviewed throughout the year," Smith said.
"We're hoping that it'll remain favourable for us as cyclists to be able to access it quite freely, given that it is a multi-purpose facility and there's been a lot of money spent in the form of grants provided for this facility with the nets to allow us to have access."