Those inspired by Great Briton's track cycling success at the Beijing Olympic Games this month can test their pedal power against triple Olympic gold medalist Chris Hoy this weekend at the Salford Nocturne in Manchester. People are being invited to the event at Salford Quays, from 6 PM on Saturday night, to see how close they can get to a 500m time set by the Beijing champion.
The Nocturne will welcome home the British Olympic cycling team, who are based at Manchester Velodrome. Also taking place is an elite city centre circuit race with supporting events including a celebrity roller challenge and a folding bike race.
In the elite race Britain's leading teams will compete against Olympic gold medal winners Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas as well as Bronze medalist Chris Newton.
As part of the celebrity roller race challenge, Hoy will take on ex-England footballer Geoff Thomas and other celebrities. The public will then be able to compete against this time in a similar time trial event on a genuine track racing bike on static rollers underneath a giant clock.
The fastest man and woman closest to Hoy's time will win a prize presented by the British medal winner.