Shooting to the top of many a Christmas present list is the Micro Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling Velodrome Set, now available for pre-order from Scalextric’s online shop.
The Team GB officially endorsed set consists of an approximately 1/100th scale banked oval track finished in wood-effect plastic. Two independently controllable cyclists circle the track, giving the possibility to recreate a number of different track disciplines such as individual pursuit and sprint races.
Or, if you really have lots of time on your hands and haven’t got a friend to play with, you could try and set a new Hour record.
Two sections of the track feature a chicane, making it possible to knock the other rider off in a strictly non-UCI approved manoeuvre.
Placing fifty riders on the track to recreate a points race is not recommended.
The set is priced £69.99, making it slightly more than a spur-of-the-moment purchase. However, as a future piece of cycling memorabilia it’s well worth the investment. And it’s going to be great fun in the clubroom on rainy winter nights.
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