Derby Arena will play host to the UK’s leading international track cycling competition this summer with the opening round of the 2015-16 Revolution Series confirmed to take place between 14th-16th August. It will be the first major cycling event to be hosted in the iconic facility and will be an important opportunity for Team GB riders to gain UCI qualification points ahead of Rio 2016.
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.
Face Partnership CEO and Revolution Series promoter, James Pope said:
We’re excited to start the 2015-16 Revolution Series in Derby and host the first major cycling event in this fantastic new facility. The event will have an extended programme across three days that has been developed in conjunction with British Cycling as they begin the qualification process towards Rio 2016.
Following the opening round in Derby the Revolution Series will continue at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on 24th October, Lee Valley VeloPark in London on 14th November leading to the final three rounds at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on 28th November, 2nd and 23th January 2016.
Scarborough Cricket Club chairman Bill Mustoe hopes that a shift in the County Championship diary will result in an attendance boost for Yorkshire v Worcestershire next week.
Unbeaten Yorkshire head into the clash starting on Sunday in confident mood as they are top of the Division One table with games in hand on their nearest rivals Middlesex and Durham.
With the game starting on a Sunday and with the clash coinciding with the schools breaking up for their summer holidays, Mustoe is hoping for a bumper crowd down at North Marine Road.
Premier League newcomers Bournemouth will play at the Vitality Stadium next season after signing a naming rights deal with the health and life insurance company.
Hull city council’s senior legal officer says the authority is still considering “all options” over the Airco Arena, where the operator has changed its use by installing a synthetic turf field.