Season tickets on sale now for four-round event at Manchester Velodrome

Tickets are now on sale for Season 8 of the Revolution Series, which returns to the Manchester Velodrome this October for the first of four rounds of fast and furious track racing. Racing will take place on 23rd October, 20th November, 11th December and 15th January.

Launched in 2003, the Revolution Series sees some of the biggest names in track cycling take to the boards, with past participants including Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton.

Last year the event switched to a team format that made for some exciting racing and it was also filmed by Sky Sports, including in 3D – the very first cycling event in the world to have received that treatment.

Season tickets are now on sale, while standard tickets will be released from 1 September, and this year for the first time, reserved seats are being introduced.

“We’re introducing reserved seating and premium seats at Revolution for the first time” said James Pope of event organiser Face Partnership. “This means that spectators can enjoy all the attractions around the stadium without fear of losing their seats.”

He continued: “It will also bring a real advantage to being a season ticket holder. Season tickets will be on sale first so our loyal customers will get the pick of the best seats and will have the comfort of knowing it is theirs across the four events.

“We sold a thousand season tickets last year but expect these numbers to increase for season 8,” he added.

People following the Revolution Series on Twitter or Facebook will be given the chance to buy tickets a day before they go on general sale, and full details are available on the event 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.