After a 'soft' opening last weekend with the Canadian National Track Championships, the new Canadian indoor velodrome in Milton, Ontario, had its official unveiling on Friday night with the UCI sanctioned Milton International Challenge. Nine countries are represented for both team and individual events - Canada, USA, Jamaica, Trinidad, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
trackcycling wasn't at the 2012 SCCU Good Friday Meeting at Herne Hill. It was the first time since we started that we'd missed it but, unfortunately, a combination of the Olympics, the Australian Grand Prix and a late Easter meant that it clashed with the World Championships in Melbourne. And with the 2011 meeting held at Manchester, it was a while since we'd been to a 'proper' Good Friday - so we were really looking forward to the 2013 event.
For the second year running, the Good Friday Meeting at Herne Hill didn't survive the rain long enough to complete the programme. The British weather puts any event at risk – and the timing and moveable nature of Easter makes Good Friday particularly vulnerable and difficult to predict. But surely Graham Bristow and the organising team are now due a little good luck?