Giving it some death
Until now my cycle racing experience has been limited to a frantic pursuit of the 17.37 from Kings Cross when I've been running late on my commute through London.
But I was in good hands at the Manchester Velodrome. Olympic gold medalist and Omnium World champion Ed Clancy was warming up for the evening's Revolution meeting by guiding me around the track.
Ed Clancy and his Great Britain team-mates are riding a wave of success at the moment. They deserve our support as they aim to maintain their lead in the World Cup standings at the Manchester Velodrome between 18th and 20th February.