Taking a Spin at Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
This state-of-the-art professional cycling track and stadium, unveiled in 2012, will be one of the key venues when Glasgow hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Between July 23 and August 3, thousands of fans will fill the venue to watch as the world’s fastest cyclists zip around the 250-meter track (made of Siberian pine by Ralph Schuerman, who is to racing tracks what Arnold Palmer is to golf courses). But visiting the velodrome doesn’t have to just be a spectator sport. Year-round, a team of trainers is available here to teach all comers the basics of high-speed track cycling.
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Emirates Arena, 1000 London Rd, Glasgow G40 3HG, UK