Missed out on Olympic tickets? Watch the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic at the velodrome next February

If, like the vast majority of us, you missed out on tickets for the track cycling events at London 2012, later this month you have one last opportunity to get a seat in the velodrome to see some of the world’s top cyclists in action with tickets going on sale at 10am sharp on Thursday 17 November for the Olympic Test Event.

That event, in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic series, takes place between 16 and 19 February next year and marks the first competition at the venue in East London’s Olympic Park, with tickets priced between £10 and £40.

Part of the London Prepares series, tickets will be sold online by Ticketmaster and due to Visa’s sponsorship of the Olympics, only debit, credit and prepaid cards issued by that company can be used to buy them.

The same day sees tickets also go on sale for test events in gymnastics at the O2 Arena and diving at the Olympic Park’s Aquatic Centre.

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.