From BMX tricks to Olympic champions – how does your knowledge of British cycling track?

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  1. Dame Sarah Storey is the most decorated British Paralympian of all time, winning a total of 17 gold medals so far in her career. But how many of those are for cycling?

    1. All of them.

    2. 12.

    3. 15.

  2. BMX freestyle is known for its many stunts and tricks. Which of these is not the name of a real BMX trick?

    1. Superman.

    2. Candy bar.

    3. Dead horse.

  3. As an 11-time world champion and six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy is the most successful track cyclist of all time and has a velodrome named in his honour. Which Scottish city is it in?

    1. Glasgow.

    2. Aberdeen.

    3. Edinburgh.

  4. Bethany Shriever won a gold medal for BMX at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, claiming Britain's first Olympic gold medal in the sport. But how old was she when she began BMX?

    1. Three.

    2. Eight.

    3. 12.

  5. How many free cycling routes are there on the British Cycling website?

    1. More than 1,000.

    2. About 500.

    3. More than 90.

  6. In British Cycling, what does “Breeze” refer to?

    1. Riding down a hill without pedalling.

    2. Fun, free and inclusive bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK.

    3. Coastal cycle paths.

  7. Which UK city was named the first-ever European capital of cycling for 2024?

    1. Manchester.

    2. Bristol.

    3. Leeds.

  8. What is the name of British Cycling’s family friendly cycling events?

    1. Gear Gatherings.

    2. Pedal Parties.

    3. Wheelie Good Times.

  9. Between them, husband and wife duo Jason and Laura Kenny have an incredible 13 gold medals. But where did they both first have their talent spotted?

    1. Cycling around their local park.

    2. They entered a competition.

    3. At their local Go-Ride club.

  10. In track cycling, what does a “derny” refer to?

    1. A protective item of clothing that cyclists wear.

    2. A motorised bike that sets the pace for cyclists in the keirin race.

    3. A nickname given to a rider who crashes during a race.

Solutions

1:B - Storey started her sporting career as a swimmer, picking up her first gold medal in Barcelona in 1992. She’s competed in eight different Paralympic Games, winning her first gold medal for cycling at Beijing in 2008., 2:C - There are dozens of brilliantly named BMX tricks, from the simple to the downright scary – but a dead horse isn’t one of them. If you’d like to learn more, and get involved, search ‘British Cycling BMX freestyle’ to find your nearest club and resources. , 3:A - The venue is Scotland’s first indoor velodrome and opened in October 2012, just months after Hoy competed in his final Olympic Games in London., 4:B - Shriever was eight years old when she got into the sport and soon started training with her local BMX club in Braintree, Essex. She was 22 when she became an Olympic champion., 5:A - Whether you want to cycle solo or head out with friends, you can download safe, traffic-free rides all over the UK from the British Cycling website., 6:B - Breeze is the biggest-ever programme to get more women into cycling for fun. More than 1,200 volunteer Breeze champions organise guided rides in their local area. , 7:A - The city is already home to the National Cycling Centre – promoting cycling is a big part of Manchester’s plan to become a zero-carbon city by 2038., 8:B - Pedal parties are traffic free and include fun activities for children to develop their skills on a bike., 9:C - More than 90% of the Great Britain Cycling Team started their sporting careers in a Go-Ride club – a nationwide network of clubs to encourage young people into cycling. There are currently more than 350 Go-Ride clubs around the UK. , 10:B - Named after its French inventor, Roger Derny, the motorised bike creates a slipstream for cyclists to ride in, getting them up to speed before leaving the track and letting them race the final section.

Scores

  1. 10 and above.

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  2. 9 and above.

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  3. 8 and above.

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  4. 7 and above.

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  5. 6 and above.

    Not bad at all! There’s still scope to take your cycling know-how up a gear, though. The good news is, Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

  6. 5 and above.

    Not bad at all! There’s still scope to take your cycling know-how up a gear, though. The good news is, Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

  7. 4 and above.

    Not bad at all! There’s still scope to take your cycling know-how up a gear, though. The good news is, Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

  8. 3 and above.

    Oops, it seems your British cycling knowledge is a little off track. Maybe it’s time to get on your bike? The good news is that Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

  9. 2 and above.

    Oops, it seems your British cycling knowledge is a little off track. Maybe it’s time to get on your bike? The good news is that Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

  10. 0 and above.

    Oops, it seems your British cycling knowledge is a little off track. Maybe it’s time to get on your bike? The good news is that Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

  11. 1 and above.

    Oops, it seems your British cycling knowledge is a little off track. Maybe it’s time to get on your bike? The good news is that Kettle Chips is sponsoring British Cycling this summer and there are loads of ways to get involved. From cheering on Team GB as they compete at the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, to local meetups for all ages and abilities, there's never been a better time to enjoy life on two wheels.

Kettle Chips is supporting the Summer of Cycling, and there are hundreds of free ways to enjoy cycling this summer. From local guided rides to cheering on Team GB, there’s something for everyone, no matter your age, ability or location. Get involved at britishcycling.org.uk

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