By Ben Atkins, UK Editor
The Cycling Revolution will return to the Manchester Velodrome for season five this autumn with four new dates announced today. The next event – Revolution 17 – will be on Saturday October 20th, just two weeks after the British National Championships. The rest of season five's events will be on November 17th, January 12th, and February 23rd and will provide fans and riders alike with a steady build up for the World Championships – also to be held in Manchester, between March 27th and 30th.
In addition to the usual Manchester racing, new events in the southern hemisphere are being added to the track calendar with the creation of "Revolution Australia," in Melbourne. James Pope from race promoters, Face Partnership explained: "The Revolution brand is growing. We have established a partner to develop Revolution in Australia with an official launch scheduled for the beginning of October."
As well as racing for senior riders, the Revolution will be building on the work done with junior riders at the DHL Sprint Schools. October 13th and 14th will see a new international event for the younger generation of riders, held at Newport Velodrome in South Wales. As Pope continued: "The Future Revolution, which has been developed in partnership with DHL, has been set up for juniors providing an exciting race programme for British juniors to take on their international counterparts.
"[It] will also be an important part of our development projects. It will provide a link between the DHL Sprint School and Revolution Future Stars giving the opportunity for riders to progress through to the Future Stars and hopefully beyond."
Tickets for Revolution on October 20th are available from the Revolution website at www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 07005 942 579 or 0161 223 2244.