London’s Lee Valley VeloPark has today been announced as the host of the UCI Track Champions League Grand Finale for a third year running, and British Cycling members will once again receive priority access for what is set to be another sell-out event.
The iconic venue will host the concluding two rounds of the series on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November, with high adrenaline races, the world’s biggest riders and a unique viewing experience to thrill sports fans in the velodrome and around the world.
British riders have thrilled the home crowd in the event’s first two series, with Katie Archibald taking the overall women’s endurance crown in 2021, along with further wins for Ollie Wood, Mark Stewart and Will Perrett.
British Cycling members will once again receive exclusive priority access to the event, with tickets available from 18:00 on Thursday 11 May, before remaining tickets go on general sale on Friday 26 May. Members can purchase their tickets for Friday night here or Saturday night here, and you can sign up to become a member for as little as £26 here.
Olympic Madison champion and 2021 UCI Track Champions League winner, Katie Archibald, said:
“I love riding in London because you always receive such incredible support. It can be deafening when you’re out there on the track, but that energy really spurs you on and enables you to push that little bit harder. I have great memories of being crowned the women’s endurance champion there in 2021, and it was great to be able to win the final elimination race there last year as well.”
British Cycling CEO, Jon Dutton, said:
“We’re thrilled to be bringing the UCI Track Champions League back to London for two more scintillating rounds of racing in November, with fans being given the opportunity to see the overall series champions crowned once again.
“At British Cycling, we’re incredibly proud of our reputation as a trusted host of the sport’s showpiece events, and I know just how popular this storied velodrome and our raucous, sell-out crowds are with riders and fans across the world.”
Opened in 2011, the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark track has witnessed many jaw-dropping performances. The 2012 Olympic Games saw the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Laura Kenny, and Sir Jason Kenny storm to victory on its boards, and last year it made history hosting the track cycling events for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the only venue in the world to host an Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, world championships and Commonwealth Games in the same sport.
Chief Executive of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Shaun Dawson, said:
“We’re delighted to be once again hosting the spectacular UCI Track Champions League after a momentous 2022 for Lee Valley VeloPark. Hosting major cycling events is in its DNA, and last summer, in hosting the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games track cycling, we made history as the only venue in the world to have hosted an Olympics, Paralympics, World Championship and Commonwealth Games in the same sport.
“Our balanced programme allows us to deliver major events like the UCI Track Champions League which introduce people to the thrills of live cycling events, alongside access for communities, clubs, schools and riders of all backgrounds and abilities.”