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Find out all you need to know about the equipment you will need to ride the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Everything you will need is also available to hire.
If you are bringing your own bike to the velodrome it has to be a bike intended for track use. Please ensure that:
To prepare your tyres for track use, rub the surface with alcohol or white vinegar or another degreaser before use. When at the Velodrome ride the first three laps on the Cote d'Azure or the bottom of the track.
Visit the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) website to download any track specifications. They are also available within the Technical Regulations of British Cycling
All the equipemnt that you will need to ride the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is available to hire at the venue. All you need to do is let us know your size and collect the equipment when you arrive from the Hire Shop.
Don't worry if you don't know what size of bike frame you will need; we can work this out from your height.
A helmet is provided free of charge with all bike hires. Helmets come in small, medium and large and can be adjusted to fit your head. You can bring your own helmet, as long as it meets the national safety standards and, if it has a peak, it is removed.
Track mitts will be supplied if you do not have your own.