Y’all better start putting the pennies away if you’re hoping to grab a ticket for track cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The organisers have clearly marked track cycling events as a big attraction for the games and have priced accordingly. The most expensive tickets will be Â£325 ($520), for the best seats at the final, while the cheapest will be a not inconsiderable Â£50 ($80).
It’s not altogether surprising: track cycling was dominated by the UK in Beijing, and is one of the host country’s stated targets this time around. But with the Aussies so strong (particularly at the recently finished Commonwealth Games, where they won 12 of the 14 available golds), and US talent Taylor Phinney (hopefully) taking to the boards, even for the unbiased, it looks like one of 2012’s highlights.
Ticket’s aren’t yet available, but you can sign up here http://www.tickets.london2012.com/ to register your interest in purchasing one when they go on sale next March
And, for those of you who prefer your cycling events free, try coming to watch the road race on Surrey’s famous Box Hill – the road race will only be ticketed near the end, on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace, organisers say.
Or stay at home and watch from the vÃ©lo chair!
Big thanks to road.cc for the heads-up.