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Revolution Series starts at Lee Valley Velodrome tonight - tickets still available

Racing continues tomorrow - and includes the bizarre Marymoor Crawl race

The 2014/15 Revolution Series starts this evening at the Lee Valley Velodrome, scene of the track racing at the London 2012 Olympics – and tickets are still available if you want to go along tonight or tomorrow to see some of the world’s top riders in action at what has ban iconic venue.

Among the riders taking part is Laura Trott, who won two gold medals here – and she will be lining up against another former Olympic track champion who took gold on the road in London two years ago, Marianne Vos.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back onto the track in London and kick starting my season, hopefully with a win in front of a home crowd” said Trott. “It’ll be interesting to test myself against someone as talented as Marianne Vos, although I’m hoping to have the edge on the track even though I’m sure she’ll push me all the way.”

The men’s events meanwhile will see a wealth of British talent including Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy, Movistar’s Alex Dowsett plus the Team Sky pairing of Ben Swift and Ian Stannard, plus international riders such as Jens Mouris and Scott Sunderland, both of Orica-GreenEdge.

Tonight’s progamme features the National Madison Championships, while tomorrow afternoon’s session has an extra special event – the Marymoor Crawl, which we featured here a couple of weeks ago.

Full details of the racing schedule can be found on where you can also book tickets, costing £15, or alternatively call 0844 412 4650.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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smcc1879 | 9 years ago

I went last night (Friday). After last year's sell out, me thinks the organisers have pitched the price of tickets too high. I reckon the place was about 1/4 full.

Whilst there was some good racing, the programme was rather thin in places. The men's Keirin had 2 heats of 3 & 4 riders, then a repecharge, followed by the final with 6 of the 7 starters. And the final race didn't finish until 10:50, way past the scheduled end time.  37

Anyway, I'll be back again tonight. But I won't be paying £45 again next year, especiallly if there's a World Cup event also scheduled (at much lower prices I might add).

BadAsteroid | 9 years ago

Will this Revolution be televised does anyone know? If so, which channel(s)?

HarrogateSpa | 9 years ago

This should be a good event, but unless they've suddenly reduced the prices, it doesn't cost £15. The only ticket you can get for £15 is child or OAP restricted view.

The Revolution website is also misleading, as they give a 'family of 4' price which turns out to be the price for each member of the family of 4 a bit further through the booking process.

If they had made the prices more reasonable, I expect they wouldn't still have tickets left.

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