Kirsten was invited to ride on the velodrome by BC as she had qualified for the Omnium finals at Manchester. The BBC were filming for an awards ceremony and wanted cyclists riding around to add to the atmosphere.
Kirsten and the others from the Hillingdon Slipstreamers were coached on the track for approximately two hours by Peter Cattermole. Kirsten loved it so much that when the others came off for a rest and food she carried on riding and only came off after she had ridden with both groups (they were split into 2 groups for some exercises).
Lauren was also invited but due to her GCSE exam work she could not afford a day off school.