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Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby Pross » Wed Jul 18, 2012 21:26 pm

at Newport next Wednesday. Has anyone managed to get tickets? By time I heard about it all the tickets had gone :(

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby lemon63 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 21:57 pm

Hi Pross, the public session is next thurs 26th from 2 til 4. Managed to get a ticket via velodrome website (under the 'Book Online' link), but was not 2 per person as advertised in the Argus, just 1 per application.
According to Geraint's twitter he's been there all this week, cycling down from the Celtic Manor each day, maybe you can take a chance and pop in during the day to see them train. This is what we did prior to Bejing.

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby Pross » Thu Jul 19, 2012 13:34 pm

lemon63 wrote:Hi Pross, the public session is next thurs 26th from 2 til 4. Managed to get a ticket via velodrome website (under the 'Book Online' link), but was not 2 per person as advertised in the Argus, just 1 per application.
According to Geraint's twitter he's been there all this week, cycling down from the Celtic Manor each day, maybe you can take a chance and pop in during the day to see them train. This is what we did prior to Bejing.


Yep, meant Thursday sorry! I was chatting to one of the Welsh Cycling staff who said all the other sessions are closed and even the open session is going to be ridiculously high security (no photos, video, mobiles etc. allowed).

I'm at the Celtic later so hoping to bump into some of the squad, assumed they'd be staying there.

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby oldwelshman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 18:19 pm

Its not the same as for beiging as the security has to be tighter as it is our olympics, apparently. Load of bollox really there is only one way onto the velodrome ffs so hardly difficult to manage. If amyone wanted to target olympic cyclists they woould do it in surrey when they train on the roads !!

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby jonsi » Fri Jul 20, 2012 18:28 pm

They have also released tickets for sessions on Monday & Tuesday!

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby AlunJ » Sat Jul 21, 2012 15:47 pm

I've managed to get a ticket for tomorrow, I did have one for thursday but had to give it up as I'm working ironically for the olympic football in cardiff.
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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby alanp23 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 20:42 pm

Are you the G4S security man that we have been hearing rumours of existing. ( Sorry, couldnt resist :))

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby AlunJ » Sun Jul 22, 2012 08:59 am

No I work in Rail :lol:
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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby AlunJ » Sun Jul 22, 2012 16:29 pm

Was fantastic seeing the pro's in action, just a heads up for those going in the week although they told us when booking photography wasn't allowed they did allow it but no flash!
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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby oldwelshman » Sun Jul 22, 2012 23:03 pm

I heard one of the sell out days the GB squad decided they do now want to train that day now :D Think they discussing again as tickets sold. Still think its bad have to pay to watch a lottery funded gb team train at a lottery funded track !!

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby Pross » Mon Jul 23, 2012 15:18 pm

oldwelshman wrote:I heard one of the sell out days the GB squad decided they do now want to train that day now :D Think they discussing again as tickets sold. Still think its bad have to pay to watch a lottery funded gb team train at a lottery funded track !!


The tickets are free.

Saw the team pursuit boys going in for their tea when I was at the Celtic Manor, left them alone though as I suspect the last thing they wanted on the way to get some well earned food was some groupie harassing them!

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby oldwelshman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 17:15 pm

I thought some were free and some sold?

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby Dru » Tue Jul 24, 2012 08:34 am

oldwelshman wrote:I thought some were free and some sold?


all free - you just have to register for them

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby varno » Tue Jul 24, 2012 20:11 pm

We are down on Thursday....Missing my nippper!!!

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Re: Olympic Squad Open Session...

Postby oldwelshman » Tue Jul 24, 2012 23:10 pm

varno wrote:We are down on Thursday....Missing my nippper!!!

Lucky bugger :-) I have to work. I am In surrey tomorrow so taking bike, may see some riders out training there lol.
You commentating at the games ? lol


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