The 2014/15 Revolution Series starts this evening at the Lee Valley Velodrome, scene of the track racing at the London 2012 Olympics – and tickets are still available if you want to go along tonight or tomorrow to see some of the world’s top riders in action at what has ban iconic venue.
Among the riders taking part is Laura Trott, who won two gold medals here – and she will be lining up against another former Olympic track champion who took gold on the road in London two years ago, Marianne Vos.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back onto the track in London and kick starting my season, hopefully with a win in front of a home crowd” said Trott. “It’ll be interesting to test myself against someone as talented as Marianne Vos, although I’m hoping to have the edge on the track even though I’m sure she’ll push me all the way.”
The men’s events meanwhile will see a wealth of British talent including Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy, Movistar’s Alex Dowsett plus the Team Sky pairing of Ben Swift and Ian Stannard, plus international riders such as Jens Mouris and Scott Sunderland, both of Orica-GreenEdge.
Tonight’s progamme features the National Madison Championships, while tomorrow afternoon’s session has an extra special event – the Marymoor Crawl, which we featured here a couple of weeks ago.
Full details of the racing schedule can be found on www.cyclingrevolution.com where you can also book tickets, costing £15, or alternatively call 0844 412 4650.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.