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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 - 3 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 57,934 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 Kg
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Date First Available15 Feb. 2011
  
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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.

Box Contains

  • 2 x Bike And Riders
  • 2 x Hand Controllers
  • 15 x Track Pieces
  • 1 x Instruction Pack
  • 1 x Spares Bag
  • 3 x Scenery Card Inserts.

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By lonely heart on 27 Dec. 2011
    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 By Gareth on 13 Nov. 2011
    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 By fred42 on 9 Dec. 2011
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    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 By Clair on 6 Nov. 2012
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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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    53 of 61 people found the following review helpful By stephen batchelor on 29 Jun. 2012
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    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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    The Grand-children had this for Christmas. Great-grandad paid £19 for it and was pretty chuffed as the rrp was close to £60.
    I can't agree with those who have trouble stopping the bikes flying off the track .Yes ,when used flat-out they do flip-out at the corners but this is a racing game and its as much about control skills as speed.It's wise to place a few cushions track-side to stop the little bikes hurling themselves into oblivion but to be honest, once he'd mastered a subtle throttle technique my 6 year old Grandson began racking-up up some massive lap counts without mishap.
    Its important to keep the contact brushes beneath each motor-unit neat and tidy or handling and performance suffer (Spare brushes are included) and the fixture between cycle and motor unit is undeniably weak.
    Realistically it's a high-speed electric racing game of skill and leaving it in the unsupervised hands of boisterous children (or unsympathetic adults for that matter) will end in tears.
    If/when the cycles become permenantly detatched from their base-units all is not lost .The motor-units themselves can be raced or other vehicles in the Scalectrix 1/64 "mini"series should fit on the velodrome track .
    The recomended price of damn near £60 represents ridiculously poor value for what is a fun but very basic racing set-up with undeniably delicate vehicles.If you pay full price you have a right to feel cheated !
    However I've given this product a decent rating based on the combination of grin-value and the more realistic discount price of around 20quid . .
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    Having noted some of the negative reviews, I bought this set to see if I could 'engineer-out' some or all of the perceived faults. I was expecting a flat track but was pleased to see that it is banked. I found that the inner track works very well and the bike can travel at very fast speeds without flying off. However, the bike on the outer track kept sticking, particularly on the curves; even with the trigger of the controller pulled right back [max speed], the bike refused to move once stalled. In the hope of eliminating sticking, I had obtained some 'Vaseline Grease' [suitable for electrical contacts] and applied this carefully to the bike gearing [hoping to avoid the rapid wear experienced by one reviewer]. I also applied this grease to the contact strips [braids] on the bikes and in the locating grooves on the curved sections of the track. Whilst handling one of the bikes, I inadvertently applied finger pressure in the wrong place and the front wheel came off. This did not damage the parts and it was an easy job to re-fit the wheel into the front fork. I did not manage to get the outer bike to perform like the inner bike; so reasonable racing would not be possible; the outer bike still sticks when operated at slow speeds; and tends to fly off the track at higher speeds. I tried raising the track slightly [max 2cm] at the bend where the bike was flying off. This had the effect of causing the bike to topple over at low speeds and did not stop fly-off at higher speeds. As for the age-range claimed; I found that careful alignment and a good deal of pressure was required to properly join the track sections; it required a good deal of strength to seperate some of the sections; so an adult is required to set up and dismantle the track.Read more ›
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