What with Wiggo smashing the hour record on Sunday and team GB still being a dominant force in the world, track cycling's profile is as high as it's ever been. But it's also a very accessible part of cycle sport, and one that's masses of fun.
That's why road.cc are hosting their first track day at Newport velodrome on Monday 22 June, from 9am to 12pm. If you've never had a go on the boards it'll be an excellent introduction, and if you've got a bit of experience we'll make sure we keep you amused...
Gurning is optional
We'll be running two groups, one for beginners and one for people who have already learnt some of the basics. There'll be a fully-trained coach to help you improve your riding, and of course the road.cc team will be on hand. Of course it'll get competitive sooner or later, and there'll be prizes on the day for all sorts of stuff. Plus a schwag grab, free energy gels, tea and coffee and the sparkling wit and repartee of the road.cc team. Bring some sarnies, because it's hungry work!
Places on the track day are £40 each, but get in early and we'll give you a fiver off! Use code ROADTRACK5 when you check out for your discount. If you need to hire a track bike, you can do it on the day; it's £7.50 per person.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.