Track Cycling – I’m Hooked !

Revolution 28 at Manchester Velodrome

National Madison Championships

The Boys in the National Madison Championships Race

Last Saturday, 27th February, I took the family to Manchester Velodrome too see Revolution 28, a team-format track cycling event conceived by an organisation called FACE.  Before going, I had been worried that the kids would be bored: 6 and 7-year olds can be a very demanding audience, as I’m sure any parent would agree.

All I can say is: I WAS WRONG.  The event was enthralling, exciting and a full-on fun-filled afternoon.  We only had tickets for the afternoon session which included the sprint qualifiers plus 3 madison competitions: Boys Young Stars, the National Madison Championships and Girls Young Stars.

Three of the world’s best sprinters took the chance to practise their arts and to show the audience just how good they are.  Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny were awesome, blowing the opposition away in the heats.  After we’d left, Kenny and Hoy raced for the night’s glory in an excellent final sprint, with Hoy emerging the ultimate victor.  Read more about it on the official site.

Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy, the Ultimate Victor

If you ever get a chance to attend an event like this, take it.  It’s fantastic entertainment, more than you could ever image.  These athletes are supreme specimens and to see them sparring & hurtling around the track, with an excellent view from any seat in the building, is inspiring.  The kids all loved it and have asked when we can go back.  My boy has asked to attend one of their track taster sessions too!

I’ll take him myself! 😉

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