You were going to ride round a velodrome for three hours?
Well I've got a much more exciting task for you, I've just painted a wall in my flat and I want you to watch it for me and notify me the instant it dries.
must be the curse of the velodrome. last (well, the one) time i came out after a session, i found the car dead as a dodo. eventually traced to an iffy battery connection, but nearly ruined a great night and meant i missed/was spared getting a mcd's on the way home.
Looked it up - it's £7 for an hour's 'taster session' with coaching, bike hire and helmet included. I am booking myself on for a go in a couple of weeks, seems like an amusing use of my time (and who knows, it could turn out that I am a future world champion or something).
It is interesting just to do a taster session or two to get the hang of riding a fixed wheel bike, and as for riding the banking, first looks just made me feel as though I was going to be sliding down it on my arse. But it isn't something that I would see myself doing regularly.