British Cycling, in partnership with Manchester City Council and UK Sport, has announced that tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup have gone on sale.
The event is one of 17 major championships the UK will host in 2015 as part of UK Sport’s National Lottery backed Gold Event Series, supporting athletes with their preparation and qualification on the Road to Rio 2016.
Other events to be secured include the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow and the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Worcester.
Last year the BMX World Cup saw the finals unfold in front of a sold-out arena, and is expecting to attract record crowds when it returns to Manchester this April 2015.
Such is the anticipated demand from fans that this year’s event will be staged on the evening of Saturday 18 and afternoon of Sunday 19 to accommodate the increasing number of families and BMX enthusiasts keen to attend from outside the region. Previous years have seen the event staged on a Friday and Saturday night.
The Manchester spectacle is the opening event in a five-stop global series which will also see rounds held in Papendal (Netherlands), Engelholm (Sweden), Santiago del Estero (Argentina) and Rock Hill, South Carolina (USA). It is the third time the city and world-renowned BMX venue will play host to the international event having staged successful events in 2013 and 2014.
Anticipated to lead Great Britain’s BMX team is Olympian and 2014 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup champion, Liam Phillips. The 25-year-old BMX star generated roof-raising applause when he took victory in Manchester earlier this year.
Single-day tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup are priced from just £7. For further event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk/britishcycling.
Watch the official 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Manchester preview here.