Cycling fans wanting to see Sir Chris Hoy and Geraint Thomas ride in the Olympic velodrome will get their chance when tickets go on sale later this month for the London-leg of next year’s World Cup.
The final round of the series, which doubles up as the official Olympic test event, will take place in the capital on February 16-19 2012, with London replacing Manchester on the World Cup circuit.
Tickets for the 6,000-capacity velodrome will be priced between £10 and £40, and will go on sale at 10am on November 17 via Ticketmaster. Only Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) cards will be accepted for online ticket sales.
British cyclists won 12 medals on the track at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including seven of the nine available golds, and track cycling proved to be one of the hottest tickets in town when the ballot took place for next summer’s Olympic Games, with every session heavily oversubscribed.
So, if you want a test event ticket, set your alarm, cross your fingers and pray the cycling gods are riding on your side.