There are few spectator sports more exciting than a closely fought cycle race. The atmosphere at the Velodrome during cycling meets is electric – and this autumn brings three opportunities to see the stars of the sport competing wheel to wheel.
First up is the National Track Cycling Championships on 20-24 October. This is an opportunity to see the cyclists of the future in the home of our Olympic medal-winning team. Great Britain firmly established itself as the country to beat at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, bringing home 14 medals. Watch the next generation of cyclists compete with senior track champions at this key event in the cycling calender.
Then on 30 October-1 November, the Track Cycling World Cup will return to Manchester. The event will be the first major international event of the season – hosting it is a real coup for the city, particularly as it gives residents a chance to watch our Olympic heroes first hand. British Cycling CEO Ian Drake said: “It will be a great opportunity for the growing number of cycling fans in the UK to see the British Cycling Team in action on home soil.”
The third event is the UCI Paracycling World Championships on 6-8 November – it's the first time that Britain has held the track event of this major competition. Featuring top international paracyclists including members of the highly successful GB Team which won 20 Paralympic medals, 17 of which were gold, in Beijing in 2008, it will be a thrilling contest to watch.