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Scalextric G1072 Team GB Velodrome 2012: Track Cycling 1:64 Scale Race Set

by Scalextric
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
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  • 1:64 scale
  • Track length: 2.72m
  • Space required: 1.05 m x 0.61 m
  • Car type: super resistant
  • Cars have track gripping magnets
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions105 x 61 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:4 - 17 years
Item model numberG1072
Assembly RequiredYes
Engine Typeelectric
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Remote Control Included?Yes
Remote Control Typewired
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
  
Additional Information
ASINB004NSM7FQ
Best Sellers Rank 41,696 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available15 Feb 2011
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

Racing past the trackside feature
The cyclists

Scalextric G1072 Team GB Velodrome 2012: Track Cycling 1:64 Scale Race Set

The first and only Team GB Velodrome Cycling Set

Cycling has featured in every Summer Olympic Games since the start of the modern Olympic movement in 1896. The award-winning London Velopark was built for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the first instance of the games to see men and women compete in the same number of events in all cycling disciplines. Scalextric's Team GB Velodrome Cycling set follows the traditional slot racing format, but instead of using cars there are two miniature cyclists. The set features a banked oval track, with two challenging chicanes to test your nerve. It features two Team GB Olympic cyclists and is an official product of Team GB.

The Velodrome Course

2.72 metres of track (requires 105 cm x 61 cm of space)
Banked turns
Team GB display trackside feature
Official Team GB artwork

Super Resistant Team GB cyclists

The two bicycles have different coloured bases so racers can easily identify their cyclists. The bicycles function the same as slot cars in other Scalextric sets (in fact both are even built for Easy Change Pick-ups and include Magnatraction) and are controlled using standard Scalextric controllers supplied in the set.

The bikes have revolving spoked front wheels
Both bikes are fitted with track-gripping magnets
Both bikes have quick-change braids



Why choose Micro Scalextric?

Micro Scalextric was designed with the youngest racers in mind. The super resistant vehicles are built to withstand the odd tumble and are fitted with extra strong magnets to reduce the odds of them coming off the circuit on corners taken at speed. The track in Micro Scalextric sets is more compact and is easier to connect and disconnect too, making for easier assembly and packing away. Micro Scalextric is the perfect introduction for young children to Scalextric, offering the thrill of the original range while amply accommodating the abilities of those taking their first steps into the world of slot car racing.

Product Description

Why we love the Scalextric London 2012 Velodrome Cycling Set 1. Go for gold in thrilling cycle races 2. Realistic 272cm long banked circuit 3. Great Olympic souvenir 4. Narrow sections of track add extra challenge Pedal to glory with the  Scalextric London 2012 Velodrome Cycling Set. The cycling team are one of Britain's brightest hopes for Olympic medals, and with this unique collectible Scalextric set you can make sure they grab all the golds. Use the controller to spin your cyclist round the 272cm long velodrome and leave your opponent chasing shadows. Requires a space measuring 105cm x 61cm and a mains plug.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Received this as a gift this Xmas. As a cycling nut I was pleased but also a bit sceptical that it could be made to work - wouldn't the inside rider get an unfair advantage? How could we do any more than simply do a "scratch race"? OK so there are things you can't do with the set like a full-on Keirin but with a bit of creativity it's a lot of fun:

- start riders half a lap apart and run a pursuit until one catches the other;
- simulate a sprint with the use of the countdown timer on your phone: set it to say five seconds, set both riders off together and disqualify one if they complete the first lap before the timer beeps, and then let them sprint the second lap to decide the winner;
- simply run a scratch race over a set number of laps.

Yes the riders have to be handled carefully and therefore if this is for children they need to be reasonably careful but we didn't have any of the issues reported by others. Maybe we were just lucky. But spare riders at a reasonable price would be a good idea. Also how about making one of the riders an Australian say, just to make it a bit more like the real thing!

Oh and the inside track is slightly trickier to navigate owing to the sharpness of the turn so evening up play reasonably well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Velodrome review 13 Nov 2011
By Gareth
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This s a simple oval based on the smaller scalextric format. It is easy to assemble, works well and is great fun. A lap counter would be a welcome addition bu other than that it is perfect.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One for the adults too 9 Dec 2011
By fred42
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Kids might get bored with this quickly nowadays, but it is a great souvenir of the 2012 Olympics. The Scalextric brand should last well and the adults enjoyed playing with it too!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product 6 Nov 2012
By Clair
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recommend this product to all to keep the olympic spirit alive. the product is fantastic and well made and runs really fast. the kids love it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant after care service 10 Jan 2013
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We had a minor fault with one of the riders but this was swiftly resolved by the company who provided us with a replacement by return post.
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scalextrix velodrome set,its very good. 29 Jun 2012
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ok,calm down calm down.Read the poor reveiws then read this.The set is really an adult toy,or one that needs sensible,firm adult supervision.It is a very clever and nicely made set.Yes of course its delicate but what do you expect,Hornby fine detail locomotives are just as easily busted.I have used this set with the cycles coming of the track enough times with no damage.The set is not bombproof,but what do you expect for 34quid(through Amazon)At full price the 2 star reviewers may have a point.As for the critisim of the carboard centre oval and the trackside " billboard " again what do you expect for the money.They are substantial enough and very nicely printed.If you are going to give this to a child,particularly a boy,and expect it to last,then dont.This should be regarded as an adult toy to be used by children under strict supervision.I am going to buy another set to extend the track and have spare cycles and controllers.I like this set,its novel,nicely made and original.Buy one and use it carefully, I`m certainly not dissapointed, and I dont think you will be either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Scalextric G1072 Team GB Velodrome track 26 July 2013
By Gilly
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I was very disappointed in the item as the bikes only last a couple of days before losing their magnetic connection to the track!
I would be interested to learn if you can buy replacements as the board is now rendered useless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and tacky 24 May 2013
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Paid £20 for this as my son wanted it for Christmas. Read previous reviews about its lack of durability and thought it might be worth £20, if not the original rrp. It did survive Christmas, but only just - the corrugated cardboard base is rubbish and quickly gets dog eared and torn. Don't bother
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like cycling
I bought 2 of these at a very reasonable price to give to my grandsons. Told them to play carefully as they might be worth good money one day.
Published 2 months ago by Mr. C. Pearn
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality
Scalextrix have done themselves no favour with this cheap, tacky and disappointing set.

The track is almost impossible to fit together without at least one lane or one... Read more
Published 3 months ago by BenO
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas present!
My kids bought this for their cycling mad dad! It sets up really well & everyone enjoyed racing around the track!
Published 6 months ago by Karen Reynolds
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly Terrible Toy
This looks like a very cool toy but fails in every aspect. I agree with the other 1 star reviews concerning the poor quality of this product. Read more
Published 7 months ago by t scott
5.0 out of 5 stars makes a change from...
the Scaletrix cars... very easy to use and quite satisfying. The bikes go round really fast and after 24 hours the novelty is still there. Read more
Published 7 months ago by N. James
4.0 out of 5 stars Scalextrix - Team GB
Always a pleasure to put money in to Team GB. This is a funky twist on the car version known by most
Published 8 months ago by Ms. M. A. Collier
1.0 out of 5 stars Scalextric Team GB Cycling
Nice idea but the build quality is so poor that one of the bikes had flown off the track and was broken within 10 minutes of us getting it. Depressingly disposable.
Published 12 months ago by kab
2.0 out of 5 stars can't complete a race!
Looks good, but difficult to get round a whole circuit without one falling of or getting stuck, but as got reduced good for the price paid
Published 15 months ago by rebecca Scatchard
5.0 out of 5 stars For the child in every adult
Great kit for that novel twist to Scalexric and the cycling geek. Love it for that silly moment of play with the kids. I bought this under the pretence that it was for my 3 kids. Read more
Published 15 months ago by tcsmudge
5.0 out of 5 stars Such fun!
I thought this would either be a bit naff or would lose it's appeal pretty quickly, but It was really nicely put together and we played with it til 4am when the recipient opened... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Catarina13
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