Location: National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Event: 6-14 October 2012
With just over six weeks to go to the start of the UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships entries are now coming in from around the world with competitors from 17 countries currently registered for the events taking place at Manchester's National Cycling Centre from October 6-14. Ticket sales are also going apace with the popularity of track cycling being increased by the superb television coverage and British success at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Saturday October 6 will be the official training day where riders can get used to the Manchester velodrome. The championships start with the time trials for all age groups on Sunday afternoon. The programme then continues with two sessions per day from Monday to Friday at 10am and 7pm and a final weekend programme at 11am on both days also featuring special events including the famous Muratti Cup race over 10 miles or 64 laps of the famous Manchester boards. A total of 90 championships will take place with the winners all awarded the coveted UCI rainbow jersey with UCI world championship medals for the first three in each age group.
All ticket holders will also receive a free souvenir programme together with a daily update sheet containing full details of the programme for each day. The event web site will also carry live results and a daily picture round up allowing followers around the world to see the latest information.
Ticket sales for the championships are open via the event website, which also carries full information on the championships together with past winners and records and the up to date schedule of events. Ticket prices are very modest with all day prices at £8 and £5 concessions during the week and £10 and £5 concessions for the final two days. A weekly ticket for all seven days can also be obtained at £40 and £25 concession prices. Advance ticket sales are currently only on line and will also be available at the velodrome reception shortly.
Prospective champions should enter as soon as possible via the web site with the official closing date set at September 10.
The UCI has recently confirmed that the championships will stay at Manchester through to 2016 showing the confidence that the world governing body for cycling has in the organisation.