Over 10,000 tickets have now been sold for the forthcoming Manchester round of the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup, British Cycling today announced.

The event – which takes place next weekend, November 10-12 – will see some of the world’s best track riders compete at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, and they’re set to be cheered on by impressive crowds throughout the weekend.

Eight reigning Olympic champions will be taking to the boards in their national jerseys, and one of those, Great Britain’s Katie Archibald, said:

“Competing in your Great Britain jersey in front of your home fans is always a special experience, and it’s great to hear that there’s so much enthusiasm and excitement for the event. The atmosphere will be fantastic and the entire squad is looking forward to getting out there.”

The event will be the second round of the 2017/18 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup series, which gets underway in Pruszkow, Poland, this weekend. The series sees riders competing for qualification points for next year’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships which will take place in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Along with Archibald, Germany’s legendary double Olympic champion Kristina Vogel will be competing, as will Olympic champions Elis Ligtlee (Netherlands) and Elinor Barker, Callum Skinner, Phil Hindes, Steven Burke and Ed Clancy (all Great Britain). Clancy added:

“British crowds always create an amazing atmosphere, and Manchester will be no different. The feeling of being cheered on by a home crowd is a great one for any athlete, and the fact that we’ll be doing so on our home track will make it a really exciting weekend.”

No fewer than 13 reigning UCI World Champions and 20 newly-crowned European champions will also be competing, while TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cups also give spectators the opportunity to see the sport’s future stars in action.

Among the developing riders named in the Great Britain squad are European Madison champion Ellie Dickinson (aged 19), highly-rated sprint trio Ryan Owens (22), Jack Carlin and Joe Truman (both 20) and world silver medallist Emily Nelson, who turns 21 on the opening day of competition.

The Saturday evening session is completely sold out, but there are still limited numbers of tickets remaining throughout the weekend. To buy yours, visit ticketmaster.co.uk/britishcycling