Simon Richardson


Guide to: Team pursuit

The Team pursuit sees four riders cover a distance of four kilomentres, 16 laps, riding as a cohesive unit to give each other shelter when they are not the rider…


British sprinters off the pace on day one

Britain’s track sprinters face a mammoth task if they are to raise their game to medal standards in the team sprint events in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics. On…

French team sprint trio. Second fastest team, but they win the world title, much to the delight of the home fans.

Track world championships round-up: Day one

Both of Britain’s team pursuit squads made it safely through qualifying on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, near Paris. Britain’s men…

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Guide to: The individual sprint

The individual sprint is the simplest discipline on the track cycling program. Two riders compete over three laps, the winner being the first one over the line. But the sprint’s…


Guide to: The keirin

This sprint event heralds from Japan where professional keirin racing is the equivilant of horse racing, drawing in huge crowds to gamble on the outcome. The riders, many of whom…

Cycling in the rain

Cycling in the rain: How to survive it

You can't beat the rain but there's a lot you can do to make riding in it less demoralising. Here are 11 tips for riding through a very wet British