Revolution Track Cycling

On Saturday I was fortunate enough to have been given 2 free tickets, courtesy of British Cycling, for the opening Revolution night at Manchester Velodrome.

For anyone into cycling, you will definitely love it and even taking along long suffering partners/family they will too. I took Becky along, it was her first time to Revolution and she loved it (although she said it would be better if they also had showjumping on in the middle at the same time).

The format is excellent with different races split up across the evening. The organisation is super slick so you are never waiting around, as soon as one race finishes another begins. The races are also quite short and snappy too so Becky she never got too bored.

There is a nice mix of Elite Professional riders (for example: Russell Downing and the incredible Alex Dowsett were involved last night) alongside lower level professionals, academy riders and up and coming riders. The boy and girl stars of the future races were really good.

The racing is fast, with the crowd roaring on the last sprint laps or when the bunch is caught by the lone break away rider to take a lap off them.

I also loved the relaxed atmosphere, you help yourself to a seat, no allocations, and you can grab chips, beer, ice cream you name it and just enjoy.

Definitely worth attending over the Winter if you can. November's promises to be a cracker with star riders already including Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas and....MARK CAVENDISH.

The next event is on 19th November with two rounds in January. Parking is free, racing starts at 7pm and you'll be finished between 9.30-10pm. More details visit

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