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Tickets on sale for Manchester round of Track World Cup

Three days of top class track action coming to Manchester in October

Tickets for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics - Manchester went  on general sale through Ticketmaster at 9am today.

Last year' Manchester Velodrome hosted the first round of the  Track World Cup and it was a sell-out. This year it is once again preparing to host the first round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics for the 2009-2010 season.

Taking place between 30 October and 1 November 2009, British Cycling expects the event to be jam-packed with exhilarating performances from some of the world’s fastest track cyclists.

The UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics - Manchester crams 18 events into three days of competition. This includes the hotly contested JKA International Keirin, which last year saw Great Britain’s Matthew Crampton walk away with the big money prize.

Tickets cost £15 per day for adults and £7.50 for children. Family tickets of four can also be purchased for £37.60.

Spectators are encouraged to book early as tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and the same price applies irrespective of seat location within the Velodrome.

Tickets can be purchased via, in person at a Ticketmaster ticket centre or by calling the 24 hour hotline on 0844 847 2425. Group bookings can be made by calling 0844 844 2121.

Up to date information about the UCI Track Cycling World Cup – Manchester, including event schedule and rider lists once confirmed, can be found at's founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 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 - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. 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, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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