British Cycling launch campaign to promote track cycling in Glasgow

British cycling has launched a campaign to promote track cycling in Glasgow ahead of the city hosting one round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic series in November 2012. 

The event will be the first international competition ever to be staged at the city’s new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome which was built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

The initiative, which is called ‘On Track to Glasgow’ is less about promoting the competition and more about encouraging people to try out the sport for themselves. 

British cycling has launched a campaign to promote track cycling in Glasgow ahead of the city hosting one round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic series in November 2012. 

The event will be the first international competition ever to be staged at the city’s new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome which was built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. 

The initiative, which is called ‘On Track to Glasgow’ is less about promoting the competition and more about encouraging people to try out the sport for themselves. 

It has already been confirmed that stars of the track will be visiting schools through the city to talk about their sport. A quarter of the seats in the Friday session of the competition will also be reserved for local schoolchildren on personal invitation from Chris Hoy himself. 

“A Track World Cup sell out in Glasgow is fantastic for the sport and its legacy,” said hoy.

“Following the GB team’s outstanding success at London 2012, and building on this legacy to Glasgow and through other British Cycling events taking place in the UK, I hope we can continue to inspire the next generation of track cyclists. 

“Although I won’t be competing at the event in November, I’m looking forward to supporting the Glasgow schools legacy programme and I’ll be in the velodrome to cheer on the GB team.”

The UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics will be held in Glasgow from 16 – 18th November 2012 and will be full broadcast on the BBC.