Want to watch Bradley Wiggins take on the Hour World record for free?
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Want to watch Bradley Wiggins take on the Hour World record for free?

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Found 5th Jun 2015
One for the fans of watching cycling..... You may have seen it advertised that Sky Sports will be showing live Bradley Wiggins trying to break Alex Dowsett's world record for cycling 52.937km in an hour this Sunday at 6pm. Well for those of you that don't wish to line Mr Murdoch's pockets, it will be shown live online at Sky Sports YouTube channel & it also being shown free to air on Pick TV on freeview channel 11.

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Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people can just go to track to watch it.

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doylie1984

Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people … Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people can just go to track to watch it.


It sold out in minutes when the tickets went on sale a couple of months ago. It's at Lea Valley Velodrome btw.

csidewolf

It sold out in minutes


Not surprised!!



Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 5th Jun 2015

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doylie1984

Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people … Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people can just go to track to watch it.


Still a few left of the extra released earlier this week..... HERE

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the1C3MAN

The Sky Sports you tube channel will be streaming it live and for free … The Sky Sports you tube channel will be streaming it live and for free too.


That's why I also mentioned it in my original post fella

doylie1984

Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people … Where the actual venue this is being done at? Maybe wondering if people can just go to track to watch it.


Don't know why but that made me chuckle. Hope dowsett records isn't broken.

csidewolf

That's why I also mentioned it in my original post fella


Sorry, long day at work!

Also SIS are giving away 12 free gels if he does it on their site.

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the1C3MAN

Sorry, long day at work!Also SIS are giving away 12 free gels if he does … Sorry, long day at work!Also SIS are giving away 12 free gels if he does it on their site.


You are forgiven! at least it's the weekend now \o/

csidewolf

Well for those of you that don't wish to line Mr Murdoch's pockets, it … Well for those of you that don't wish to line Mr Murdoch's pockets, it will be shown live online at Sky Sports YouTube channel & it also being shown free to air on Pick TV on freeview channel 11.


As his company owns both of those, he'll still be getting the advertising revenues...

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IndianaBlues

As his company owns both of those, he'll still be getting the advertising … As his company owns both of those, he'll still be getting the advertising revenues...


But not a subscription out of my pocket!

Pick is also on Sky if you have basic packages

Why is it fun to watch a man ride a bike around in circles for hours?

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A1M

Why is it fun to watch a man ride a bike around in circles for hours?

it's not hours, it will just be for an hour. The clue was in the title! Is it any different watching the London marathon on TV, it's only people running / jogging / walking through streets. Different strokes for different folks & all that!

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csidewolf

Comment it's not hours, it will just be for an hour. The clue was in the … Comment it's not hours, it will just be for an hour. The clue was in the title! Is it any different watching the London marathon on TV, it's only people running / jogging / walking through streets. Different strokes for different folks & all that!



London Marathon is a race involving different people. This is just one bloke, his bikes and a velodrome.

I love cycling so I'll be watching, but actually just watching the rider isn't too interesting in these hour attempts. The more interesting part is the will he/won't he, analysing all the information (lap times), trying to work out how much he's suffering, comparing to how fast you hit be able to ride around a track, etc.....

On the how fast we might be able to ride around... My fastest time for a single flying lap on a velodrome is about the same speed as Wiggo will need to ride for the whole hour!

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hammerite

On the how fast we might be able to ride around... My fastest time for a … On the how fast we might be able to ride around... My fastest time for a single flying lap on a velodrome is about the same speed as Wiggo will need to ride for the whole hour!


I did my hour on the local roads last night & did 29.45km.

So boring. He is just going round in circles.

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MAdam98

So boring. He is just going round in circles.


Thank you for sharing your delightful insight. As stated earlier, different strokes for different folks.

csidewolf

I did my hour on the local roads last night & did 29.45km.


So you a little short of the world record attempt?....better get some more practice in then, heh heh. Heat.
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