British Cycling has announced that tickets for November’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester will go on general sale tomorrow, Thursday 1 August.
BC points out that tickets for all major sessions at last year’s UK track World Cup at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow sold out within an hour of going on sale, and is therefore encouraging fans to be at their computers, credit card in hand, at 11 am when tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster.
The Manchester event is the opening round of the 2013-14 track World Cup series and runs over three days from November 1 to 3 at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. As a qualifying event for the 2014 world championships, it’s expected to attract the the cream of British and international track talent.
This will be the first time since 2011 that the track World Cup has been held in Manchester, whose velodrome is also the home base of British Cycling and the Great Britain cycling team.
Though he’s originally from the other side of the Pennines, Olympic gold medallist, Ed Clancy MBE is excited about the World Cup’s return to Manchester.
“Manchester is the home of British Cycling and Track World Cups here are always something special for the home fans,” he said. “I hope to make the team for November; it's something you don't want to miss.”
Tickets & details
Tickets for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Manchester are available for general purchase through Ticketmaster from 11:00 on Thursday 1 August 2013.
There are four price bands allowing spectators to choose between a premium view, value for money seat or standing ticket. People can choose their seat before they buy. Discounts are available for families and under-16s and there are hospitality packages available on all days.
More information about tickets, hospitality and the full racing schedule is available on the Manchester track cycling World Cup website.
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