Expired: Win a track cycling weekend

Win a track cycling weekend for 2 and enjoy Track Cycling World Cup tickets, a hotel stay and a taster session

win a track cycling weekendSee some of the world’s best track cyclists in London this December when the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup returns to Lee Valley VeloPark. The world’s best compete to build up qualifying points for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

We are giving you the opportunity to win 2 prime seats, signed programmes, a night in a luxury hotel and the chance to ride the fastest track in the world yourself.

There will be no need to rush home as you can enjoy the night at The London Marriott West India Quay Hotel & Executive Apartments in a deluxe room with breakfast included. Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, it has direct transport links to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the capital’s attractions.

You will also be able to take to the track yourself (at a date to suit) with a 1-hour track taster session for 2 people at Lee Valley VeloPark. Expert coaches ensure this is the perfect introduction to track cycling.

This Prize includes:

  • 2 prime position tickets for the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup
  • 2 signed programmes
  • An overnight stay for 2 at The London Marriott West India Quay Hotel & Executive Apartments
  • A 1-hour Lee Valley VeloPark track taster session for 2 people

To find out more, visit visitleevalley.org.uk

To enter: go to the competition site by clicking on ‘Enter Competition’and enter your details – easy!

Enter by : 31/10/2018
Good luck

No purchase necessary.

See competition website for full terms and conditions.

Promoted By: Visit London

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BBC Get Inspired: How to get into cycling

How do I start?

Just hop on a bike and you’re good to go. British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Welsh Cycling and Cycle NI have information about clubs and racing tracks, and the Breeze programme for women cyclists offers a range of safe and sociable cycle routes for all abilities. If you don’t have access to a bike there are hundreds of bike rental facilities across the UK.

What is cycling?

Road cycling, the most common form of cycling, is simply riding a bike outside for exercise, sport or to get from A to B. Track cycling adds a competitive element and sees riders race around a specialist track at high speeds.

Is it for me?

From young children on stabilisers, through to adults going for long countryside rides, cycling is for everyone. Sick of being stuck in traffic? Cycling to work is also one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. There are also a number of cycling clubs around the UK, where coffee and cake stops are as important as the route you ride!

What to expect when I start?

  • An hour-long road race can burn up to 844 calories and an hour on the track can burn up to 782 calories.
  • To ensure you’re riding safely you should wear a helmet, reflective clothing and equip your bike with lights in winter.
  • Regardless of how and where you cycle, you’ll be increasing muscle strength and stamina whilst decreasing your body-fat levels.
  • There are cycling clubs across the UK so it’s an excellent way to make friends and develop communication skills.
  • Paracycling takes a number of forms including Handcycling, where competitors power the bike with their hands and arms and tandem bikes for blind or visually impaired athletes and their assistants.
  • It’s a low-impact type of exercise, so it’s easier on your joints than running or other similar activities.
  • Go Ride introduces young riders to the sport and improves their bike handling skills. Go Ride Racing is a competition

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