Posts Tagged 'roller racing'

Rollapaluza all over again

Rollapaluza have re-branded themselves with a new website and more. They are now a cycling club open to all and in their words “less formal than other London clubs”. Everyone is invited to join whether they want to ride socially or competitively. Find out more…

Incidentally I heard about another new cycling club, recently. Cycling Club Hackney is particularly geared towards young people in the borough but everyone is welcome to get involved.

Racing!

Polo in South London & Roller Racing on Saturday

It didn’t take long, in fact just over 6 months for South London to catch on. Couple of days ago around 10 people met up in a South London car park to play, I think they were moved on by police but found somewhere else floodlit to get a few games in. This is great news for hard court polo and everyone should get down there to check it out next time they play, which is I don’t know when yet.

On Saturday night expect some action packed roller racing around Waterloo courtesy of Rollapaluza, this is the big xmas party and I’m guessing the last one of the year? Its in association with the LondonFGSS forum and lots of forum goers will be there as well as other, perhaps non-internet people. Sponsorship comes from all corners including Smeear. All the juicy details can be found here but what you need to know is: Saturday 15th December – Waterloo Action Centr, 14 Baylis Road SE1 7AA, 7pm – 2am – £5 in and 2 to race. There’ll be beer, food and music so come down and check it out.

Last thing is about Ryan and his favourite Mercedes. MT has more details, and its pretty outrageous if you read it through, not only does R have to pay for the guy’s windscreen but the driver is not being held responsible for hitting his bike and R has to foot the guy’s bill for his bumper as well. The fund to help him out is nearing its target and t-shirts can now be bought online.

Results from last Friday’s race and report.

Roller racing this Saturday!

Rapha are hosting a roller racing competiton this Saturday, 17th November on Old Street. According to them themselves:

The evening will feature a four-way clash between teams of bicycle couriers, cycle journalists, media folk and a ‘dark horse’ Dutch team made up of unnamed riders. The 500 metre sprints will be staged in a boxing ring, pitching rider against rider for added intensity and drama. The night also includes a ‘Have-a-Go’ Race: the chance for anyone to test their skills on the rollers with the best times going through to a final on the main stage.

Last time, back in February, this took place at Shoreditch Town Hall and was great fun. I liked what they were aspiring too, it was just a shame the music sucked – where was the big band?

Anyway this time round its at The Classic Car Club (what’s Rapha’s thing with classic cars?!), 250 Old Street EC1. Tickets are £10 on the door or £8 in advance from the Rapha site. Apparently some of the money is for charity. See you there!

For more (and cheaper) roller racing check out Rollapaluza.



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