Revolution is a Track Cycling event at the National Cycling Centre (Velodrome) in Manchester. I’ve wanted to go and watch since it launched a few years ago, and last weekend I actually made the time to get there.
It was a lot of fun. The event packs in around 15 competitions in one evening, and so there is always something happening on the track. Track cycling is quite varied, and when I saw it for the first time a few years ago, I was surprised how dramatic it was.
Apparently, there’s another event at the velodrome in February. I may have to visit!
I turned the trip into an excuse for a short holiday – two days in Manchester, and two in Leeds. This meant I could take a trip to The Lowry (recommended!), and a stop in Leeds on the way home. In Leeds I caught up with some of my family I hadn’t seen in a while, which was a very pleasant evening.
The picture shows the limits of my compact camera. At least the blurring gives you an idea of their speed!