Herne Hill event to offer £1,600 prize list
Rollapaluza, alongside Tokyo Fixed, is to host the 'UK's first Keirin festival' at Herne Hill Velodrome on August 26th.
Following on from Britain's dominace in the shape of Sir Chris Hoy and his multiple Olympic and World Keirin titles, the collaboration will create first ever track meet entirely dedicated to the Japanese discipline.
The venue, Herne Hill Velodrome is similar in configuration to genuine Japanese Keirin tracks and the format and rules will be a mix of Japanese and UCI-style Keirin racing. Adding to the authentic keirin feel will be Japanese food, a licensed bar and the next best thing to trackside betting, a charity "chance-based" lottery, allowing spectators to select random rider numbers with a chance of winning the jackpot.
Prizes for the Women's competition and Novice categories come from rising Women's cycle clothing brand Ananichoola and Morvelo.
Peter Mitchell (team V-Sprint) and GB Academy riders Dave Daniell, Kian Emadi, John Paul, Lewis Oliva, Callum Skinner and Victoria Williamson are registered to ride as well as Dutch rider Michael Veen providing a unique opportunity for club riders and aspiring track sprinters to race against the UK's rising sprint stars and future Olympians.
You can register to ride at www.keirin.cc.
Herne Hill Velodrome
104 Burbage Road,