There’s still plenty of road racing action to come in the 2010 season, with the Vuelta, Tour of Britain and World Championships all taking place over the next couple of months, but the track season is also looming and British Cycling has announced today that tickets are now available for next months British National Track Championships in Manchester.
The event takes place between 21 and 25 September and marks the last competition for Britain’s track stars ahead of the Commonwealth Games and European Track Championships, as well as an opportunity to underline their credentials with less than two years to go before the London Olympic Games in 2012.
Entry to the first two days of the Championships, which feature the Team Sprint, Scratch Race and Madison Prices, is free. Highlights of the remaining three days are the Sprint, Keirin and Pursuit finals, and Day Pass tickets cost £5 for adults (£12.50 Championship Pass), £4 for concessions (£10 Championship Pass) and £10 for families (£25 Championship Pass). All tickets can be bought from Ticketmaster online or by calling 0844 277 4321.
GB Cycling Team Performance Director Dave Brailsford said: "The National Track Championships are the highlight of the domestic calendar and an event riders always want to participate in.”
He continued: “With this year's National Track Champs falling just before the European Track Champs and the Commonwealth Games, the competition is a final chance for riders to test their form and sharpen their skills. It also gives British fans a great chance to see the GB track stars competing against each other on home turf."
A full schedule of the event can be found on the British Cycling website.
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.