Four years ago in Beijing, the velodrome was paved with gold for Great Britain's cyclists - and expectations will be high for a repeat performance in London.
Chris Boardman, who won gold in the individual time trial at the Olympics in 1992, told BBC Sport about his journey from a first road race aged 13 to standing at the top of the podium in Barcelona.
Approximately two million people in Britain cycle at least once a week, and there are more than 80,000 members of cycling clubs.Training days and taster schemes are run for people of all ages and abilities throughout the year.
Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic cycling events are taking place, and where you can watch them.
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