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Ipswich-based Midas powers UCI Track Cycling World Championships

PUBLISHED: 06:00 10 March 2016

Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins (left) and Mark Cavendish celebrate after winning the Men's Madison during day five of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Lee Valley VeloPark, London. 
Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins (left) and Mark Cavendish celebrate after winning the Men's Madison during day five of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Lee Valley VeloPark, London. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

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Suffolk power solutions specialist Midas supplied generators and distribution equipment to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships which were held at the Lee Valley VeloPark at the weekend and saw Great Britain top the medals table.

Laura Trott picked up two golds at the event with Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Jason Kenny among the other local heroes.

Ipswich-based Midas took more than 20 tons of diesel generators and related equipment to the site, fitting and feeding 1,200 individual 13-amp sockets.

The company provided power for six different press areas, team hubs in the middle of the circuit, storage containers outside the venue and catering facilities, including corporate and VIP hospitality.

The UCI Track Cycling World Championships dwarfed the track cycling element at the London 2012 Olympics, also held at the VeloPark, with 390 riders from 45 nations participating.

Tickets for the event were completely sold out, including the heats as well as the finals.

Midas managing director David Noble said: “When we’re live, with 6,000 people in [the arena], and pictures are being pushed around the world, it’s about having the right team to work through a solution if anything goes wrong,”

British Cycling’s event delivery manager, Stuart Tomlinson, added: “Of all our suppliers, Midas does 
the longest stint, on site for two and half weeks, and it was a huge support.”


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