Manchester's Velodrome celebrates 20th Anniversary and the MOSI launches a new exhibition about the history of cycling as @elizabethalker reports #6MusicCycles

Jul 04, 2014, 09:03 AM

This year the Velodrome in Manchester is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It was built in 1994 and was proposed as part of Manchester's bid for the Olympic Games of 1996. It's the reason that Manchester became the home of cycling since following it's opening, British Cycling, the national governing body for cycle racing in Great Britain, moved there.

It's also been host to some pretty special music concerts. In 2009, Kraftwerk played there as part of the Manchester International Festival during which Tour De France members of Team GM cycled around the track.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Velodrome and to coincide with the Tour De France passing through the area, The Manchester Museum of Science And Industry is showing a brand new exhibition about the history of cycling in Manchester. 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker went to the museum to find out more: