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BBC film GB cycle team for Sports Personality of the Year

Out on a wild and windy moor Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and co

The BBC have reunited the team GB track stars for a spot of filming ahead of the Sports Personality of the year show. 

The film posted on  the Beeb website is one of those 'the making of…' behind the scenes types, (for the Team of the year category) in which we see the filming of the whizz-bang production to be broadcast on the night of the awards.

 

As you'd expect it is very entertaining, as you might not expect they dragged all the trackies up to a windswept northern moor – well you can't get a helicopter in a velodrome can you?

 

Yes, there's a helicopter, closed roads, police, hikers a cast of thousands (well tens) as the crew set about spending all that money the corporation has saved on Jonathan Ross's salary.

 

Most revealing bit? Ed Clancy glad to be of "that Dungeon" for the day.

 

One notable absentee is Team GB's most successful road rider, Nicole Cooke – maybe they had the BBC micro-light filming her on the velodrome… maybe.

 

Watch the Team GB's day out on the moor here.

Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.

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