Cheer on Team GB as they prepare in Newport - for free

Get in quick to help British track riders get ready for London

by John Stevenson   July 18, 2012  

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Newport City Council and British Cycling have announced extra open sessions for the public to watch Team GB make their final preparations at the Wales National Velodrome, Newport.

Two extra open sessions will be held on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 July. Members of the public are invited to come along and quite literally make some noise to help the riders prepare for the conditions they will face in London 2012.

At the Games, “track cyclists will be under pressure to replicate the success of Beijing and will face a cauldron of noise. The open sessions at Newport Velodrome will provide the same environment they will face in London in just a few days time and provide the ideal build up,” says the announcement from Newport City COuncil.

Tickets are free of charge and are available to reserve from 9.30am on Thursday 19 July at the Newport city website or by calling Newport City Council’s contact centre on 01633 656656.

Both sessions will run from 2pm to 4pm and all tickets will be seated.

Demand is expected to be high, so , only two tickets per person will be available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have registered, tickets will be available to collect from the Velodrome from 12.30pm the day of the session you have booked for.

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Thanks guys! got booking in this morning! Bloomin' tricky process but worth it!!!

posted by Lara Dunn [306 posts]
19th July 2012 - 9:04


At least you were able to do it online.
I phoned up and had 15 minutes wait on hold until finally getting through. Only to have to set up two accounts to get my two tickets . . .

Gravity - it won't let you down.

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posted by bigmel [99 posts]
19th July 2012 - 9:35


Didn't start working online until just before 10!

posted by Lara Dunn [306 posts]
19th July 2012 - 10:05