Full list of all the current track cycling world records, who holds them and when they were set
Wiggins and his three team-mates would have to better the mark of three minutes and 51.659 seconds set by GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games in the same velodrome.
The British women will also no doubt have an eye on the team pursuit record, which was ‘stolen’ from them by Australia at the World Championships last year.
If the conditions are right, other records could also fall in London as the cream of the world’s track cyclists visit London in good form ahead of the all-important Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August.
However, the sprint records are the least likely to be broken: the majority were set in Aguascalientes, Mexico, at an altitude of 1887m above sea level – conditions that London simply cannot match.
200 metres, flying start
Men: 9.347 seconds – Francois Pervis (France) – 6/12/2013, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Women: 10.384 seconds – Kristina Vogel (Germany) – 7/12/2013, Aguascalientes, Mexico
500 metres, flying start
Men: 24.758 seconds – Chris Hoy (Great Britain) – 13/5/2007, La Paz, Bolivia
Women: 29.234 seconds – Olga Streltsova (Russia) – 3/5/2014, Moscow, Russia
500 metres, standing start
Women: 32.836 seconds – Anna Meares (Australia) – 6/12/2013, Aguascalientes, Mexico
500 metres by team, standing start
Women: 32.034 seconds – China (Jinjie Gong, Tianshi Zhong) – 18/2/2015, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvlines, France
650 metres by team, standing start
Men: 41.871 seconds – Germany (Joachim Eilers, Rene Enders, Robert Förstemann) – 5/12/2013, Aguascalientes, Mexico
1km, standing start
Men: 56.303 seconds – Francois Pervis (France) – 7/12/2013, Aguascalientes, Mexico
3km individual pursuit, standing start
Women: 3-22.269 – Sarah Hammer (USA) – 11/5/2010, Aguascalientes, Mexico
4km individual pursuit, standing start
Men: 4-10.534 – Jack Bobridge (Australia) – 2/2/2011, Sydney, Australia
4km team pursuit, standing start
Men: 3-51.659 – Great Britain (Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh, Steven Burke, Geraint Thomas) – 3/8/2012, London, Great Britain
Women: 4-13.683 – Australia (Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Melissa Hoskins) – 19/2/2015, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvlines, France
Hour Record, standing start
Men: 54.526km – Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) – 7/6/2015, London, Great Britain
Women: 47.980km – Evelyn Stevens (USA) – 27/2/2016, Colorado Springs, USA