“It’s just pure power, aerodynamics, tactics and nothing more. It is fun. It is hard.” – Ed Clancy.
After a successful comeback from a career threatening injury and winning gold in Rio. The Olympian and team rider, returned to the squad to race at one of his favourite events, The Revolution Series.
Watch our new short film by Angus Sung. Ed Clancy talks about why his heart belongs to the track, what it means to him and why it is great to race the Revolution Series.
Shot during the first two rounds of the Revolution Series UK Championship by Angus Sung. The JLT Condor p/b Mavic team of Jon Mould and Ed Clancy now lead the standings going into the final round in Manchester. The team took the lead after strong performances in the Flying Lap, Madison TT competitions and placed well in the bunch races to maintain the lead.
If the team remain at the top of the table they’ll qualify for Revolution Champions League which happens later this season.
Ed and Jon will need their game faces on as they’ll compete against World Tour teams including Team Sky, Orica GreenEdge and Cannondale-Drapac.
Want to get into track cycling?
You can learn to ride the track at a number of venues around the country, with taster sessions for complete beginners through to more structured, event specific training for more experienced riders.
As Ed Clancy has explained track cycling is all about speed, stamina, technique, tactics and nerve. The UK’s governing body, British Cycling supports newcomers to track cycling, helping riders to progress from the induction through an accreditation system.
First, we recommend trying a taster session at your local velodrome. Most tracks offer public taster sessions (£15-£30) where you can usually hire a bike and, with instruction from a coach, take your first few laps around the track. To progress you then have to work through an accreditation system. On passing this you’ll be qualified to take part in more advanced structured training sessions and to race.
The main national velodromes are: National Cycling Centre in Manchester, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Glasgow, Lee Valley VeloPark London and the Wales National Velodrome Newport.