Saturday, 15 October 2016


 Looking over the "new" canal bridge from the velodrome..nice pollution levels....
then across the supermarket carpark on the other side to the Manchester City football Etihad Stadium
 The latest part of the cycling centre..looks like dockyard cranes!
 and the velodrome roof, no longer white..
 not too far from Manchester Airport
 and back over the bridge as evening draws in..luckily most of our races were later in the day...some far too late! This meant we had time out in the sunshine.

 You can photograph the results on the screen above the track...but the adverts just come out pixellated!!
 Nuff said...
 Pirate and his club sponsor, Martin Bush who also sponsors the Masters World Track Championships

 Commissaires...judges to keep us right and safe.
 The Pirate, riding the pursuit, once his special event..ten years ago on this track, in this style kit,on this bike,he won a silver medal in the 65+ age group....
We both  rode the best we could, but Life has distracted us from being as fit as we needed to be to medal. 
We saw many old friends,missed others and made new ones.  Saw newcomers doing well which bodes well for the future.

It was the last championships at Manchester for a while...the next two are in Los Angeles..these started in Manchester in 1996 and have been away in Australia and Portugal but come back "home"...hopefully they'll be back before toolong!

1 comment:

Fresca said...

You both show mettle, if not medals.