Scalextric is to launch a Team GB track cycling set in September to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The Micro Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling set follows the company’s tried-and-tested slot-racing format, but instead of its usual cars there are two miniature cyclists racing each other.
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Each of the two electric-powered cyclists’ speed is adjusted by a hand controller, giving budding track cyclists a chance to pit themselves against a friend. The track is 272cm long, just over 1/100th scale.
We’ll overlook the fact that the individual pursuit has now been ditched from the Olympic cycling events line-up. Scalextric have yet to specify whether you can line up four riders per track to recreate a team pursuit. Although that would probably blow a fuse and invalidate your warranty.
The set will be available from September 2011 as a cost of £74.99, just in time to make it on your Christmas list.