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Gallery: Cyclist Track Days Sessions 2022 highlights

Cyclist Track Days Sessions returned to Lee Valley VeloPark with riders testing bikes from Canyon, Cannondale, BMC, Orro and Ribble

Will Strickson
11 May 2022

Cyclist Track Days are officially back. After two years off due to the pandemic, we were back in business with a slightly modified version of the format, Cyclist Track Days Sessions, last weekend.

Four half-day sessions saw riders testing bikes from BMC, Cannondale, Canyon, Orro and Ribble around the Lee Valley VeloPark circuit and the sun came out just in time.

Track Days will be back on a bigger scale next year, while the rest of 2022 also sees the return of our Cyclist Big Rides events.

In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from Cyclist Track Days Sessions.

If you were at the event and think we may have taken a picture of you that you would like, don’t hesistate to reach out either on social media or via email.


And thanks for joining us. We’re looking forward to getting out of London next year as our Track Days return to full pre-pandemic levels.

As the smallest of the brands present, the performance of Orro’s fleet surprised most of the riders trying out the Gold, Venturi and Terra bikes for the first time.

BMC brought Roadmachines, Teammachines and Timemachines as well as URS gravel bikes and Twostroke mountain bikes.

And the aerodynamic Elite storage box on the Timemachine certaintly attracted a few questions.

Their caps went down a treat though.

The Canyon Aeroad was unsurprisingly very popular among the riders – as were the Ultimate, Endurace, Grail and Grizl bikes – but this Tokyo Olympics edition was not for riding.

What stock issues?

Alongside Ribble’s Endurance SL, CGR and R872 bikes were some electric road bikes…

... as well as the super flashy Ultra SL R, which even Cyclist hasn't been able to get its hands on.

Cannondale brought along its brand new Synapse bikes featuring the SmartSense radar and lights system. I can confirm on a very sunny day, with sunglasses on, the light was more than visible.

However it was the aero SystemSix that was winning the most new fans.

Absolutely loved this man's branding effort.

If you needed a demonstration of the power of the Aeroad.

The track winds through the lovely greenery next to the velodrome.

... with views of the London Stadium and Olympic slide sculpture thing.

Cyclist's own branding was very strong in the sunshine. Just look at the shine on that bike.

The great sock height debate rages on.

Join us Cyclist Big Rides 2022 for coffee, beer and excellent road riding in Essex and the South Downs National Park. Get tickets now.

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