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REVOLUTION vs RED BULL



This Saturday, two big track events are happening at the same time in the UK: The Red Bull Mini-Drome and the Revolution season finale at Manchester Velodrome. Of course they’re 200 hundred miles apart so naturally kids in London will go to the Mini-Drome and kids in Manchester will go to the Velodrome.

But how do you decide if you live somewhere in the middle — like Birmingham? Fortunately I broke it down in the chart below to help all the Brummies figure it out for themselves:

REVOLUTIONRED BULL

Manchester — home to The Bee Gees.

London — home to Iron Maiden.

250 meters around.

A little bit shorter.

Competitors known for
racing all over the world.

Competitors you know
from the pub up the street.

Flying 200m World Record: 9.572 s
(roughly 75 km/h).


Predicted speeds: 80 km/h!!!

If there’s a crash,
a collarbone will break.

There will be crashes,
everyone will laugh.

Helmets!

Hipsters!

Dual disc wheels, aero bars
and shoe covers.


650c Aerospokes

Beer.

Beer.


Which event would you choose and why?
4 Photos

Shots from last weekend’s Revolution event at Manchester Velodrome including our buddy Kit Karzen who was in attendance. Read a full write-up of what went down here.

Find more photos on the British Cycling Flickr.

This weekend at Manchester Velodrome!

The Elite Sprinters return for Revolution 31 joining another impressive Elite Endurance field to create a superb balance of sprint and endurance action.
World Kilo Champion Tuen Mulder and Dutch compatriot Roy Van Den Berg will take on a strong British contingent including Ross Edgar, Craig, MacLean and Dave Daniell.
More top six day stars are confirmed in the endurance racing with Franco Marvulli and Leif Lamapter returning after impressive displays at Revolution 30. Ghent six winner Iljo Keisse is also confirmed and we welcome American riders Kit Karzan and Michael Creed.
The race programme will include a few twists with a special format for the Devil and Points Race. The teams will also race an Australian Pursuit where 8 riders will pursuit on the track at the same time - if riders are caught they are eliminated and the winner will be the rider to cover the 3km distance first.

Read more and get your tickets here.
This weekend at Manchester Velodrome!

The Elite Sprinters return for Revolution 31 joining another impressive Elite Endurance field to create a superb balance of sprint and endurance action.
World Kilo Champion Tuen Mulder and Dutch compatriot Roy Van Den Berg will take on a strong British contingent including Ross Edgar, Craig, MacLean and Dave Daniell.
More top six day stars are confirmed in the endurance racing with Franco Marvulli and Leif Lamapter returning after impressive displays at Revolution 30. Ghent six winner Iljo Keisse is also confirmed and we welcome American riders Kit Karzan and Michael Creed.
The race programme will include a few twists with a special format for the Devil and Points Race. The teams will also race an Australian Pursuit where 8 riders will pursuit on the track at the same time - if riders are caught they are eliminated and the winner will be the rider to cover the 3km distance first.

Read more and get your tickets here.

This weekend at Manchester Velodrome!

The Elite Sprinters return for Revolution 31 joining another impressive Elite Endurance field to create a superb balance of sprint and endurance action.

World Kilo Champion Tuen Mulder and Dutch compatriot Roy Van Den Berg will take on a strong British contingent including Ross Edgar, Craig, MacLean and Dave Daniell.

More top six day stars are confirmed in the endurance racing with Franco Marvulli and Leif Lamapter returning after impressive displays at Revolution 30. Ghent six winner Iljo Keisse is also confirmed and we welcome American riders Kit Karzan and Michael Creed.

The race programme will include a few twists with a special format for the Devil and Points Race. The teams will also race an Australian Pursuit where 8 riders will pursuit on the track at the same time - if riders are caught they are eliminated and the winner will be the rider to cover the 3km distance first.

Read more and get your tickets here.

Best shot from Revolution 30 at Manchester Velodrome last Saturday!

There’s a bunch more photos at British Cycling’s Flickr but this one was snapped by Jake Owens.

Check the recap of the event at Velodrome Shop.
Best shot from Revolution 30 at Manchester Velodrome last Saturday!

There’s a bunch more photos at British Cycling’s Flickr but this one was snapped by Jake Owens.

Check the recap of the event at Velodrome Shop.

Best shot from Revolution 30 at Manchester Velodrome last Saturday!

There’s a bunch more photos at British Cycling’s Flickr but this one was snapped by Jake Owens.

Check the recap of the event at Velodrome Shop.

Great shot of Chris Hoy's track shoes and helmet at Revolution 29 last weekend.  Anyone know what those shoes are?  I’m thinking custom made.

Found on Cycling Weekly.
Great shot of Chris Hoy's track shoes and helmet at Revolution 29 last weekend.  Anyone know what those shoes are?  I’m thinking custom made.

Found on Cycling Weekly.

Great shot of Chris Hoy's track shoes and helmet at Revolution 29 last weekend. Anyone know what those shoes are? I’m thinking custom made.

Found on Cycling Weekly.

UK’s Revolution season opener was last Saturday at Manchester Velodrome featuring many of the fastest British track cycling talents and teams. One of the highlights of the night was definitely Sir Chris Hoy's amazing Keirin victory in this video.

Read the recap at Velodrome Shop and see some photos at Track Cycling UK.

Saturday - UK’s Revolution Season 8

The new season of Cycling Revolution starts this weekend at Manchester Velodrome. This is the UK’s premier track cycling series where all the British stars come out to compete in a stadium-style spectator-friendly spectacle.

This season marks the first time that pro trade teams will be competing with riders representing from the likes of Motorpoint and Rapha-Condor-Sharp. The Team Sky regulars will also be present.

One of the highlights of the night will be the Team Sprint showdown between England and Scotland. Jason Kenny, Matt Crampton and Danvid Daniell (pictured) will face off against Sir Chris Hoy, Ross Edgar and Chris Pritchard. This is the match-up that never happened at the Commonwealth Games.

The last Cycling Revolution meet was filmed by Sky HD in 3D, being the first cycling event ever filmed with 3D cameras. I still have never seen any of the footage. I’m hoping that we at least get to see some videos from this next meet.

Either way, the best way to see track racing is at the track. Cycling Revolution starts at 7pm this Saturday at Manchester Velodrome and tickets are available here.

Read more on the Cycling Revolution website.

UK’s Revolution Series Is Back!

The “premier track cycling championship” in the United Kingdom is back for its 8th season at the Manchester Velodrome. Revolution — which attracts over 15,000 fans every season — is one of the only events in the world to successfully treat track cycling as a viable spectator sport (which it is). Of course it helps that some of Britain’s greatest racers show up to compete including Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pendleton, Mark Cavendish and of course Chris Hoy. In addition to the established superstars, Revolution also provides an arena for the country’s young talent to shine with the Future Stars portion of the event.

Most importantly, it’s a great way for people to be able to see some fantastic racing which develops greater interest in the sport. The event promoter hopes to “provide a new style of cycling event in the UK, a style that would increase spectator appeal and change the way people think about the sport” — which is probably why the most recent Revolution event was the first cycling event to be filmed in 3D. I approve!

Season 8 dates have just been confirmed for October 8th, November 20th, December 11th and January 15th. Season tickets go on sale tomorrow and tickets to individual dates go on sale on September 1st. For more information click here.

Photos courtesy of National Cycling Centre.


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