Glasgow gets on its bike

SIR Chris Hoy was among 20,000 fans at the venue named in his honour, as Glasgow played host to the UCI Track Cycling World Cup.

Loading Comments
Sir Chris Hoy was among those at the event
Sir Chris Hoy was among those at the event

The Olympian joined spectators taking in the final day of action at the event, held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the city's East End.

Around 20,000 people attended the event during five sessions on Friday, Saturday and yesterday.

Organisers have the hailed the competition, which attracted an array of top cyclists, including Sir Chris's fellow Olympic medallists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, as a "major success".

It provided spectators with the first chance to see a competitive event at the velodrome, built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and officially opened last month.

Germany ran out overall team winners but there was a string of impressive displays from Team GB, with home favourite Laura Trott winning gold medals in both the team pursuit and omnium events.

The 20-year-old Olympian said: "The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome was really good and it certainly did me proud over the weekend.

"I'd like to thank all the fans who have been great."


Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Sun, sea and sangria beats an active break.




Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.

Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.