They think big at Marsh Tracks. This superb traffic-free arena of cycle sport was opened by non-other than Dave Brailsford, the man behind the success of Great Britain’s Olympic track riders and Team Sky on the road.
There’s a 1.3km closed circuit road cycling track and a national standard BMX race track with the very same Bensink start gate used in the 2012 Olympics. And there are British Cycling qualified coaches on hand to teach you the ropes, improve your fitness and hone your competitive edge.
You can hire road bikes or BMX machines in a range of sizes to suit age five upwards – plus helmets and knee and elbow pads. And if you really want to look the business you can buy branded gear from the clothing and accessories shop.