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Manchester velodrome would be fifth on medal table

If it were a country, which it isn't. Shame...

If the Manchester velodrome were a country, it would be just below South Korea on the medal table for this year's Olympics.

As of this evening, with NINE gold medals, it would be in fifth place on the league tables, only two below Great Britain.

It was the first indoor Olympic-standard track to be built in Britain in 1994, as part of the bid for the 2000 Olympic Games, which eventually went to Sydney.

But thanks to National Lottery funding and the input of British Cycling, it's been the catalyst for one of the most important sports successes in Britain today.

As British Cycling HQ, all the trackies train there, and it's success is plain to see: medals have been snapped up by Pendleton, Hoy, Kenny, Trott, Rowsell, Clancy, Hindes, Burke, Kennaugh and King.

Anyone can use the Manchester velodrome, or National Cycling Centre as it's also known, and it's set to become increasingly popular in the wake of the London Games.

Latest Comments

  • brooksby 3 min 12 sec ago

    So not enough of a kerb to separate the cycle path from the main carriageway, and we know how much attention many motorists pay to the painted...

  • mctrials23 5 min 17 sec ago

    Its OK, when they kill someone it will be an accident. A momentary lapse in concentration. A tragic and unpreventable death. Another reason...

  • Veloism 18 min 22 sec ago

    Total gimmick. You're paying for useless features here. If you want to invest in something that will actually make a real difference to your safety...

  • mrml 25 min 44 sec ago

    Another use might be to control a third (drag) brake such as a drum brake or mechanical disc brake on a tandem or cargo bike.  I use a thumb...

  • ShutTheFrontDawes 52 min 7 sec ago

    I don't think you're councillor material with comments like that ...

  • Steve K 54 min 41 sec ago

    It's only a problem if the average speed of your front wheel is different to that of your back wheel.

  • 11waterloo 1 hour 5 min ago

    No worries! It must be a real pain when you are in a completely different time zone and daylight saving gets thrown in as well! The game shows the...

  • Awavey 1 hour 11 min ago

    How complicated is just dont drive into people to master ?...

  • chrisonatrike 2 hours 14 min ago

    Maybe they thought her piece was rather heady and raw - it needed more maturation?

  • ktache 2 hours 26 min ago

    Why do these self-entitled motorists think they should be blocking a pavement. Doesn't their "road tax" pay for them to block the road.