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.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.