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London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« on: November 01, 2011, 05:02:06 pm »
Tickets go on sale on 17 November for the London Prepares 2012 - Track Cycling

Track Cycling – 16-19 February 2012
The final round of the 2011-12 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics will bring the best track riders from around the world to the brand new Velodrome on the Olympic Park, purpose built for the London 2012 Games.
Ticket prices range from £10 to £40

For further information
visit the London Prepares series website http://www.londonpreparesseries.com/


robgul

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 05:35:34 pm »
.... don't tell everyone, they'll all be trying to get tickets ...

 (that's a serious comment!)

Rob

Tim

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 11:57:25 am »
All other sources say the event starts on the 17th!

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 11:30:24 am »
Quote
All other sources say the event starts on the 17th!
........I think you are right.  On checking, the dates quoted (and copied) from the email I received from London Prepares look wrong.

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 10:40:34 am »
Members of British Cycling (which i am not) get two days advance ticket buying (15th).

Does anyone belong to BC and would they like to disclose the promotional code to the rest of us?  :demon:

robgul

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 09:33:46 am »
Members of British Cycling (which i am not) get two days advance ticket buying (15th).

Does anyone belong to BC and would they like to disclose the promotional code to the rest of us?  :demon:

Not that simple - it seems you can only get into the booking section at Ticketmaster via the logged in BC membership area ... I just did and bought 6 tickets for Saturday daytime  ... looks like the BC tickets are only the £10 ones .. but we are in the 4th row on the exit from the first bend :-)

Rob

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 09:44:21 am »
You've had better luck than me - I was trying from 9.10 and could not get 4 tickets for any of the sessions.

robgul

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 10:05:09 am »
You've had better luck than me - I was trying from 9.10 and could not get 4 tickets for any of the sessions.

Hmm, have to say it was all a bit flaky and took 2 or 3 attempts to get into the buying bit ..... but I wonder how many tickets were really on offer? - after the general ticket fiasco it seems that everyone speaks with forked tongue.

Rob

red marley

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 10:11:55 am »
Local residents can also, in theory, get tickets from today. I've tried several times since 10am today when they went on sale, but the site claims there are no tickets available in any of the slots. I find this hard to believe. Anyone else having luck?

Pippa

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 10:44:49 am »
No luck here either. Not even a single ticket for any sessions. Been trying since 9am. Have also tried local resident codes just to chance it, but no joy.

BC tell me to try later as more might become available.....

I wonder how many they were allocated though....

Pippa

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2011, 11:20:23 am »
According to BC faceache page huge demand and all sold out :(

Good luck for Thursday and well done those lucky few who got some....

red marley

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2011, 11:27:45 am »
Any idea how we can find out how many tickets were allocated for local residents? 'Beat the rush' headlined the Hackney Gazette this week giving the impression that it would be a chance for locals to get access to the Olympic park on their doorstep. If all 'local' tickets were sold out within 1 minute of opening time, I suspect not many were ever available.

Pippa

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2011, 11:42:27 am »
2? :demon:

I'm not a Hackney resident, but Tower Hamlets, which I *think* is also considered a local borough. However, we only seemed to get Handball and Goalball test event tickets. There were 1,235 of those available, as freebies. 

robgul

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011, 02:16:50 pm »
I don't want to rub it in .... but I'm wondering how we're going to get to the Velodrome - Stratford underground station is at the other side of the Olympic Park ?   - and I wonder if trains from St Pancras will run to the Stratford International Station?

Rob

Tim

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 10:14:39 am »
Anyone else trying this morning?

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2011, 10:17:32 am »
Yes - booked some tickets for the Friday evening session - looking forward to it!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2011, 10:19:58 am »
Tried but failed to get tickets for Sat or Sun

Tim

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 10:21:16 am »
Currently achieving only fail...

(have tried Friday, Saturday, Sunday...)

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2011, 10:30:33 am »
Just got 4 tickets for the Saturday evening session.  I think I was lucky (at last, didn't get any Olympic tickets, or the concession tickets via British Cycling) as I ticked the "best available" box and we are in the upper tier, row 16 (so probably close to the back) diagonally opposite the finish.  But at least we get to go to the Olympic Park and the Velodrome.

robgul

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2011, 10:36:48 am »
I don't want to rub it in .... but I'm wondering how we're going to get to the Velodrome - Stratford underground station is at the other side of the Olympic Park ?   - and I wonder if trains from St Pancras will run to the Stratford International Station?

Rob

It would appear that the train does run from St Pancras to Stratford International ... takes a whole 6 minutes  :thumbsup:     

[We'll have a "through train ticket" from Warwick Parkway which is an almost reasonable cost ... the walk-up fare for the St P - Strat bit is over £5!!! - that's about a quid a minute]

Rob

Pippa

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 11:20:35 am »
I was in a meeting so thought I'd missed out. But a friendly cycling colleague who knew I wanted to go managed to get us tickets for Sunday. Yippee!

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2011, 11:26:01 am »
as at 11:25 today:

Important ticket availability information

Tickets are currently unavailable for the below sessions:
16 February 18:00
18 February 09:00
18 February 16:30
19 February 09:30

rocks

Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 02:05:39 pm »
I was on the site at 09:58 and got 4 tix for Sunday... tried again 5 mins later and got the 'sold out' message.

Guess it's going to be busy, then

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2011, 01:41:43 pm »
Tried a sveral of times for 2 tickets for varying sessions and had the same success level as getting Olympic tickets >:(

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Re: London 2012 Prepares - Track Cycling in Feb
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2011, 01:48:59 pm »
Despite being in the office early I promptly forgot to check the time - got on about 10:30 (nowt available).
A couple of mates/colleagues were ready on the dot of 10 and got eff-all too.

:(

Still, at least now the facilities are there, there'll be other years, and without the olympics-related interest...