BBC film GB cycle team for Sports Personality of the Year
Out on a wild and windy moor Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and co

The BBC have reunited the team GB track stars for a spot of filming ahead of the Sports Personality of the year show. 

The film posted on  the Beeb website is one of those 'the making of…' behind the scenes types, (for the Team of the year category) in which we see the filming of the whizz-bang production to be broadcast on the night of the awards.


As you'd expect it is very entertaining, as you might not expect they dragged all the trackies up to a windswept northern moor – well you can't get a helicopter in a velodrome can you?


Yes, there's a helicopter, closed roads, police, hikers a cast of thousands (well tens) as the crew set about spending all that money the corporation has saved on Jonathan Ross's salary.


Most revealing bit? Ed Clancy glad to be of "that Dungeon" for the day.


One notable absentee is Team GB's most successful road rider, Nicole Cooke – maybe they had the BBC micro-light filming her on the velodrome… maybe.


Watch the Team GB's day out on the moor here.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.