Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

The spiritual home of cycling in Scotland, named after the greatest Scottish track cyclist of all time.

A packed Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome with track cyclists competing in front of stands of spectators

Overview

Named after Scotland’s most medal-winning athlete, the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is the spiritual home of cycling in the country. 

Many prestigious events have been hosted here, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2018 European Championships, but the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will set the pace for high-octane heroics and sweltering drama.

Join us as new legends are carved into the 250m Siberian timber track and 4000 fans transform the arena into a cauldron of noise from the first lap to the final sprint.   

Fun Facts!

The track itself is built from Siberian pine, which is one of the fastest woods in the world. Expect world records.

The wood may be sourced from permafrost forests, but the air in the velodrome is kept deliberately warm so the bikes go faster. Staying well hydrated is strongly advised for riders and spectators alike.

The banked corners curve at a terrifying 45° angle, meaning that riders can exit them at insanely fast speeds.

Riders only travel round the track in an anticlockwise direction. Left turns only!

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on race day!

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome,
Emirates Arena,
1000 London Rd,
Glasgow.
G40 3HG.

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