Revolution Series comes to Derby Arena

Wed 20 May 2015

We are really excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2015-2016 Revolution Series at the Arena between 14–16 August - an event which will see some of the best athletes competing.

The Revolution Series is the UK's leading interrelation track cycling competition and will be the first major cycling event to be hosted at the Arena. It will also be an important opportunity for the Team GB riders to gain UCI qualification points ahead of the next Olympics in Rio 2016. Riders need to get 90 UCI track ranking points by September to qualify to race the World Cups British Cycling.  

The endurance Head Coach Heiko Salzwedel confirmed the importance of the Derby event saying:

“We’ll be using Derby as an important opportunity to score qualification points ahead of the UCI deadline so we are pleased to be able to do this in the UK.”

The racing will feature the UKs leading male and female cycling stars and will take place across four sessions. Schedule and race highlights will include the following:

Session 1: Friday 14 August, 19:00-22:00 – Team Pursuit, Keirin
Session 2: Saturday 15 August, 13:00-16:00 – Omnium (Men and Women)
Session 3: Saturday 15 August, 19:00-22:00 – Omnium, Individual Pursuit, Revolution Longest Lap
Session 4: Sunday 16 August, 12:00-16:30 – Omnium, Sprint Finals, Madison

Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Ranjit Banwait, said:

“I’m extremely pleased Derby’s new world class venue will host the premier round of the 2015-16 Revolution Series, bringing competitive elite track cycling to the Midlands for the very first time. Spectators at the UK’s first Olympic Legacy project will be able to see Britain’s leading cyclists battle it out as they try and secure points in the first step to qualifying on the road to Rio. It is great news that the Arena is already starting to attract high profile events, such as this to Derby.”

Tickets for this event have already gone on sale and are available from as little as £10.

More about Revolution

Created in 2003 by FACE Partnership and the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, the Revolution Series is now established as the leading elite track cycling league in the world.

The Series has two simple aims: to provide a competitive environment for Britain’s most talented track cyclists, and to provide fans with thrilling, world-class cycling entertainment. Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish MBE, Victoria Pendleton CBE, Laura Trott OBE and Marianne Vos are some of the world famous names to have ridden at the Revolution Series in the past.

Revolution Series is a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) event, with points available for riders to qualify for the UCI World Cup and World Track Championships.

2015-16 season dates:

Round 1: 14/15/16 August 2015 - Derby
Round 2: 24 October 2015 – Glasgow
Round 3: 14 November 2015 – London
Round 4: 28 November 2015 - Manchester
Round 5: 02 January 2016 - Manchester
Round 6: 23 January 2016 - Manchester