The UK's top three velodromes 

The track cycling talent in this country is absolutely drenched with gold. From Sir Chris Hoy to Laura Trott  to her sweetheart Jason Kenny, there is no shortage of British sporting heroes across this discipline. That in mind, it stands to reason that Great Britain house some of the best  track cycling facilities across the globe! If you’re looking to become the next great in the sport, here are the top three pilgrimages you should make in the UK.

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome – Glasgow
Constructed for this year’s Commonwealth Games, this venue cost £100m to build and also houses the Commonwealth Sports Arena – it’s one of the largest venues of its kind in all of Europe! The track was designed by world-renowned velodrome specialist Ralph Schuermann who has built international-standard tracks everywhere from Cambridge, New Zealand to New York City. The arena itself has been dubbed "a lovely track" by Sir Bradley Wiggins, not to mention the kudos it gets for bearing the name of Scotland’s greatest Olympian.

The National Cycling Centre – Manchester
Not only was this Britain’s first indoor Olympic standard cycling track, but it has long been the training ground for Olympic and World Champions. It’s also the busiest velodrome in the world, open fourteen hours per day and offering lessons for every level of athlete. If you’re looking to change things up, this centre also has facilities for BMX and mountain biking. 

Lee Valley VeloPark – London
Of course you can’t leave out the iconic venue that hosted the London 2012 Olympic Track Cycling competition. It was here that Britain triumphed, winning a whopping 7 out of 10 available gold medals. Rated by many as the most exciting venue at the Games, there can be no better place to follow in the tracks of the greats. Nestled among other famous venues in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the VeloPark also has a BMX, road and mountain biking courses.