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  1. Places up for grabs for Tokyo Madison

    Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker will line up a chance to take part in the first-ever Olympic women’s Madison when they pair up to take on the event in Glasgow this weekend.

    With Laura Trott, Neah Evans and Emily Nelson waiting in the wings, Great Britain has plenty of options for Tokyo 2020, where two of the five riders for the team pursuit will take part in the first women's Madison in the Games.

    "I think we're in a really good place," said Barker. "We've still got a few races left to determine the final pairing. Everyone wants it and I think we've got a number of capable riders."

    Archibald looks to have a good chance of being one of the pair for Tokyo, having won World Cup, World Championship, national, and Six day titles with Barker and Kenny, Nelson, Barker and Evans respectively. In the last of those, in London last month, Archibald and Evans won with Barker and Kenny in second place.”

    This weekend it's with Elinor and the last time we rode together at a home World Cup we did so to great success, so I'm really looking forward to it,” said Archibald.

    Katie Archibald (left) with Laura Kenny
    Image caption: Katie Archibald (left) wins the 2018 London World Cup Madison with Laura Kenny
  2. GB’s Tokyo bikes on show in Glasgow

    Britain's cyclists will showcase the new bikes they will be taking to next year’s Olympics at this week’s World Cup event in Glasgow.

    The bike is a collaboration by Lancashire mountain bike makers Hope, Lotus Engineering, scientists at Cambridge University and engineers Renishaw. The jet-black carbon fibre frame weighs in at 1.4kg, roughly the same weight as the average human brain. .

    Lotus's Richard Hill, in charge of aerodynamics, compares the bike to Chris Boardman’s machine that won him individual pursuit gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Hill was involved in developing that bike too.

    "We had some tense moments waiting for answers back from [cycling governing body] the UCI,” he said. “It's about pushing the limits.” UCI rules state the bikes used in Tokyo must be commercially available and ridden at least nine months before the Games.

    Tony Purnell, former principal of Formula One motor racing teams Jaguar and Red Bull, described the project as ‘a bit hair-brained’ but added “All we want to do is look our riders in the eye and say this is the fastest bike we know how to make - and that's what we've done.”

  3. What is the Track Cycling World Cup?

    The Track Cycling World Cup is a six-stage series, with Galsgow being the second event in the calendar. It offers riders the chance to earn qualifying points for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and is being held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from 8-10 November.

    The meeting comprises of both cycling and para-cycling events. Scotland's Katie Archibald is one of six Olympic medallists in the Great Britain team alongside Elinor Barker, Ed Clancy, Phil Hindes, Jason Kenny and Katy Marchant.

    The event kicked off in Belarus on 1 November. The remaining rounds are in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

  4. BBC coverage

    All times are GMT and subject to change

    Sunday, 10 December

    14:25-18:05- BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    19:00-20:00- BBC Four (Highlights)



    Men's omnium: Scratch, tempo, elimination and points

    Women's sprint: Finals

    Men's keirin: Second round and finals

    Women's madison: Finals

  5. How to get into Cycling?

    Get Inspired


    What is cycling?

    Road cycling, the most common form of cycling, is simply riding a bike outside for exercise, sport or to get from A to B. Track cycling adds a competitive element and sees riders race around a specialist track at high speeds.

    Is it for me?

    From young children on stabilisers, through to adults going for long countryside rides, cycling is for everyone. Sick of being stuck in traffic? Cycling to work is also one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. There are also a number of cycling clubs around the UK, where coffee and cake stops are as important as the route you ride!

    How do I start?

    Just hop on a bike and you're good to go British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, Welsh Cycling and Cycle NI have information about clubs and racing tracks, and the Breeze programme for women cyclists offers a range of safe and sociable cycle routes for all abilities. If you don't have access to a bike there are hundreds of bike rental facilities across the UK.