We went to watch Revolution Round 1 at the Manchester velodrome on Saturday. Ed Clancy, Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Jo Rowsell, Dani King, Hannah Barnes, the Yates brothers, Luke Rowe, Stephen Burke, Dean Downing, Philip Hindes, Jess Varnish, there were quite a few names riding. I’ve not been to watch track racing before and I was surprised at how intimate it all is. You can get really close to the action. It is fascinating to see the riders warm up and down in the track centre between races, and at one row away from the back straight we got a brilliant view of the sprinters psyching each other out in slow motion on their first laps. At the end of the evening we wandered up to the top of the banking to get a bird’s eye view of the men’s scratch race and the keirin finals.