Clampdown on Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record tickets sold on eBay

Fans advised not to use secondary ticketing websites in order to get into the much-anticipated event on June 7.

Fans hoping to watch Bradley Wiggins’s Hour Record attempt in London next month have been advised not to purchase tickets through secondary ticketing websites.

Approximately 5,000 tickets for the event at the Lee Valley Velodrome on June 7 sold out in around 30 minutes when they went on sale on April 17, leaving many people empty-handed.

Online marketplace sites such as eBay and StubHub currently have a number of tickets listed for resale, many of which are between four and five times the original maximum price of £49.

However, Sky Tickets –the event’s official ticketing outlet – and Wiggins’s management company XIX have this week said that any tickets sold or purchased via resale websites will be cancelled.

In an email sent to ticket holders, the companies said: “Please remember to bring your order confirmation email and a form of ID to the event. All tickets will be checked at the venue and proof of purchase will be required for entry.”

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Wiggins has Alex Dowsett's benchmark of 52.937km to beat in his attempt, and is expected to ride a couple of Tour Series rounds as part of his preparation for it.

However, Cycling Weekly understands that he will not be competing in the series opener, which takes place on the Isle of Wight this Thursday.