I had another treat this weekend and got an introduction to riding the boards at Manchester. It was fantastic!
Manchester velodrome taster sesssion.
The taster session lasted an hour which was enough as I was dripping with sweat by the end.
You receive instruction on how to start and leave the circuit, constant reminders to shoulder check and the basics on the UCI rules. It gave me a better appreciation of the elite riders and I'd love to have further sessions. I think if I lived closer then I would certainly try to get accredited.