Track World Cycling Velodrome London
Visiting the Olympic Village before the Olympics at the Track World Cycling Velodrome London.
Walking into the Velodrome we were overcome by firstly the heat.. a sultry 27 degrees is maintained to help the athletes, and the sight of the track really had the WOW factor!
We were seated at a high part of the track and you could stand and almost touch the cyclists, feeling the speed as they hit speeds of 60 km/hr on this scary 47 degree angled part!
2 nasty crashes meant urgent repairs had to be made whilst the cyclists continued around them.
I never knew there was so many different types of races involved and we only saw a few of them including the crazy pursuit where they ride 100 odd laps and every 10 laps they sprint, it lasts about 40 minutes!