Monday, February 04, 2013

Revolution Series 4 At The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

On Saturday we travelled to Glasgow to watch our first live cycling event. It was a sell out crowd for the 4th & final event of the cycling revolution series.
It is not until you stand above the track that you appreciate just how steep the bends are
We were not allocated specific seats so decided to sit looking down the finishing straight.  We knew from watching it on TV that it was likely to be warm as they like to keep the velodrome at above 30c & it was roasting hot, we got through a lot of water.
Not your average bike rack, I imagine there are a few £’s worth of bikes in there
Again until you are there you don’t realise just how close the cyclists are to the audience
Practice for the Keirin

The competitors warming up
At the start of the event all the competitors do a lap for the crowd
Craig MacLean (he won Paralympic gold (as the sighted rider to a blind competitor) in London)
Jody Cundy (famous for his rant at London & he won Paralympic bronze)
The back of Ed Clancy & James McCallum after winning the Madison Time Trial.  Ed Clancy almost single-handedly ensured his team won the series by competing in almost every event (& doing very well in them)
Lastly the Keirin event
We had a great night & were entertained by some brilliant cycling. 

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